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The Resource The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy : Roman bishops and the domestic sphere, Kristina Sessa

The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy : Roman bishops and the domestic sphere, Kristina Sessa

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The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy : Roman bishops and the domestic sphere
Title
The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy
Title remainder
Roman bishops and the domestic sphere
Statement of responsibility
Kristina Sessa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first cultural history of papal authority in late antiquity. While most traditional histories posit a 'rise of the papacy' and examine popes as politicians, theologians and civic leaders, Kristina Sessa focuses on the late Roman household and its critical role in the development of the Roman church from c.350-600. She argues that Rome's bishops adopted the ancient elite household as a model of good government for leading the church. Central to this phenomenon was the classical and biblical figure of the steward, the householder's appointed agent who oversaw his property and people. As stewards of God, Roman bishops endeavored to exercise moral and material influence within both the pope's own administration and the households of Italy's clergy and lay elites. This original and nuanced study charts their manifold interactions with late Roman households and shows how bishops used domestic knowledge as the basis for establishing their authority as Italy's singular religious leaders
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sessa, Kristina
Dewey number
262/.1309015
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1805
LC item number
.S47 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popes
  • Home economics
  • Households
  • Italy
  • Papacy
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Home economics
  • Papacy
  • Italy
  • Papst
  • Haushalt
  • Herrschaft
  • Römer
  • Italien
Label
The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy : Roman bishops and the domestic sphere, Kristina Sessa
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: household management and the Bishop of Rome -- The late Roman household in Italy -- From dominion to dispensatio: stewardship as an elite ideal -- Primus cultor: episcopal householding in theory and practice -- Overseeing the overseer: bishops and the lay household -- Cultivating the clerical household: marriage, property, and inheritance -- Mistrusting the Bishop: succession, stewardship, and sex in the Laurentian schism -- The household and the Bishop: authority, competition, and cooperation in the gesta martyrum
Control code
774384471
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139017336
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774384471
Label
The formation of papal authority in late antique Italy : Roman bishops and the domestic sphere, Kristina Sessa
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: household management and the Bishop of Rome -- The late Roman household in Italy -- From dominion to dispensatio: stewardship as an elite ideal -- Primus cultor: episcopal householding in theory and practice -- Overseeing the overseer: bishops and the lay household -- Cultivating the clerical household: marriage, property, and inheritance -- Mistrusting the Bishop: succession, stewardship, and sex in the Laurentian schism -- The household and the Bishop: authority, competition, and cooperation in the gesta martyrum
Control code
774384471
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139017336
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774384471

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