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Abbot Suger of St.-Denis : church and state in early twelfth-century France

Author: Lindy Grant
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1998.
Series: Medieval world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Abbot Suger (c.1081-1151) was a pivotal figure in the France of his day. Active in both religious and political affairs, he has numerous claims, in a variety of fields, on the modern reader. He was abbot (from 1122) of one of Europe's most important monasteries, at a time when Gregorian reform and the new monasticism were having an immense impact on the medieval church. He was also a politician and diplomat of
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Genre/Form: Church history
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Grant, Lindy.
Abbot Suger of St.-Denis.
London ; New York : Longman, 1998
(OCoLC)606993852
Online version:
Grant, Lindy.
Abbot Suger of St.-Denis.
London ; New York : Longman, 1998
(OCoLC)608618444
Named Person: Suger, Abbot of Saint Denis; Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis; Suger, Abbot of Saint Denis; Sugerus, Sancti Dionysii; Suger; Louis, (roi de France ;; Suger (von Saint-Denis)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindy Grant
ISBN: 0582051509 9780582051508 0582051541 9780582051546
OCLC Number: 37509848
Description: xix, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Interpreting Suger --
Ch. 2. Reading between the Lines: Suger's writings --
Ch. 3. Low Horizons: the Political and Religious Landscape of Capetian France around 1100 --
Ch. 4. Youth and Education --
Ch. 5. Young Politician, 1106-1122 --
Ch. 6. Abbot as Politician, 1122-1137 --
Ch. 7. Abbot as Politician, 1137-the mid-1140s --
Ch. 8. Regent, 1147-1149 --
Ch. 9. Suger as Abbot: Pastor of his Flock --
Ch. 10. Abbot as Guardian of Abbey Property --
Ch. 11. Patron --
Ch. 12. Final Years, 1149-1151 --
Ch. 13. Broad Horizons --
Abbot Suger and the Political and Religious Landscape of Capetian France around 1150.
Series Title: Medieval world.
Responsibility: Lindy Grant.
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A biography of Abbot Suger (1081-1151), regent of France and abbot of one of the most important abbeys in Europe during the time of the Georgian reforms in which the author questions his reputation  Read more...

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'lively and interesting...a refreshing interpretation firmly based on primary sources'<EM>Ecclesiastical History</EM>

 
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