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Episcopal Culture in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Bishops, in theory the central figures in the Anglo-Saxon Church, have received polarized, and sometimes unbalanced, treatment from its historians. Reacting against the assumption—drawn uncritically from universal models—that they necessarily ran everything, recent writers (this reviewer included) have stressed both the rootedness of organization, endowment, and activity in monastic institutions (in the broadest sense), ratherContinue reading “Episcopal Culture in Late Anglo-Saxon England”