From coopetition to competition? Relations between the laity and the religious in the Moselle valley, c. 1050-1120

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Was there a crisis in relations between clerics, and particularly monks, and the laity around the time of the Gregorian reform? This chapter investigates the question with reference to three well-established religious communities in the Moselle valley from the late eleventh into the early twelfth century: the convent of Remiremont in the diocese of Toul, and the monasteries of St-Maximin of Trier and St-Arnulf of Metz. It argues that the relationships of these communities with the laity, while constantly re-negotiated, did not undergo a breakdown in this period of the kind that has been identified elsewhere. These relations were « co-opetitive » before the Gregorian reform, and remained so afterwards.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoopétition
Subtitle of host publicationRivaliser, coopérer dans les sociétés du haut Moyen Âge (500-1100)
EditorsRégine Le Jan, Geneviève Bührer - Thierry, Stefano Gasparri
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Pages269-281
ISBN (Electronic)9782503578019
ISBN (Print)9782503576343
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Publication series

NameCollection Haut Moyen Âge
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Volume31

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