Denmark and Europe in the Middle Ages, C.1000–1525

Denmark and Europe in the Middle Ages, C.1000–1525

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Where medieval Denmark and Scandinavia as a whole has often been seen as a cultural backwater that passively and belatedly received cultural and political impulses from Western Europe, Professor Michael H. Gelting and scholars inspired by him have shown that the intellectual, religious and political elite of Denmark actively participated in the renaissance and reformation of the central and later medieval period. This work has wide ramifications for understanding developments in medieval Europe, but so far the discussion has taken place only in Danish-language publications. This anthology brings the latest research in Danish medieval history to a wider audience and integrates it with contemporary international discussions of the making of the European middle ages.There is nowhere we can find answers to these questions, but it appears as if the Church Law of Scania takes a sort of middle position between, on the one hand, the canon law ideal that the bishop appointed priests alone a€“ laymen had no right to interfere with ecclesiastical business, as clearly stated by Lateran I, and no clergy could accept office from a layman a€“ and, on the other hand, that the church owner or the parishioners had full rights of appointment. There is no suggestion ofanbsp;...

Title:Denmark and Europe in the Middle Ages, C.1000–1525
Author: Kerstin Hundahl, Lars Kjær
Publisher:Routledge - 2016-05-23

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