Throughout his career, Robert Brentano attempted to understand the nature and 'style' of ecclesiastical institutions in Italy and the British Isles, the specific qualities of saints and the communities that formed around them, and the ways in which seemingly cryptic archival remains of medieval administrative activity, as well as chronicles and lives, could reveal vital details about change and continuity in local and regional religious life and even 'the color of men's souls'. These issues are explored in the essays assembled in Parts I (Bishops) and II (Saints). Part III (Historians) brings together articles that examine the writing of history by both medieval authors and modern historians, and includes Brentano's reflections on his own practice as an historian. The introduction by W. L. North offers a brief biography and introduction to reading Brentano's works, followed by a complete bibliography of his publications.
About the Author
Robert Brentano was Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. William L North is Assistant Professor of History, Director of European Studies and Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Carleton College, USA.
- Contributor: Robert Brentano
- Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
- ISBN13: 9780754659426
- Number of Pages: 448
- Packaged Dimensions: 152x229mm
- Packaged Weight: 929
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Release Date: 2008-08-01
- Series: Variorum Collected Studies
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Robert Brentano was Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. William L North is Assistant Professor of History, Director of European Studies and Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Carleton College, USA.
We hope you are delighted with everything you buy from us. However, if you are not, we will refund or replace your order up to 30 days after purchase. Terms and exclusions apply; find out more from our Returns and Refunds Policy.