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The monastic thought and culture of Pope Gregory the Great in their Western context, c.400-604

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Gregory was the first monk to be pope; proverbially, he would have preferred to have remained a monk; the audience he addressed was almost always made up of monks. However, no sustained attempt has been made to establish the contexts for Gregory as a monastic writer. The thesis represents an initial attempt to do so, and in particular, to question the image of Gregory as a monk unable to cope with the assumption of episcopal power.

The sources principally chosen for study are as foll...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Modern History
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Publication date:
1991
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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602327206
Deposit date:
2013-01-18

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