Memory, Anger, Oblivion: Ivo of Chartres and the Presbyter of OrlÉans

  • Bruce C. Brasington
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


While many early medieval canonical collections survive, how they were employed in adjudication is rarely documented.1 Episcopal letters, however, do offer occasional glimpses into how the canons were selected, interpreted, and applied to specific cases. From them we hear echoes of the audientia episcopalis, the episcopal court.2


Twelfth Century Formal Source Legal Discourse Biblical Text Visual Metaphor 
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