By Sally N. Vaughn
St. Anselm's archiepiscopal profession, 1093-1109, spanned the reigns of 2 kings: William Rufus (1087-1100) and the early years of Henry I (1100-1135). because the moment archbishop of Canterbury after the Norman Conquest, Anselm strove to increase the reforms of his instructor and mentor at Bec, and his predecessor at Canterbury, Archbishop Lanfranc (1070-1089). Exploring Anselm's thirty years as previous and abbot of the big, wealthy, Norman monastery of Bec, and instructor in its university, this e-book notes the wealth of studies which ready Anselm for his archiepiscopal occupation. Anselm's highbrow strengths as a instructor, thinker and theologian are tested; his extremely popular theological texts, together with his renowned Prayers and Meditations, inspired his statesmanship as he handled conflicts with the consistently adverse King William Rufus. Sally Vaughn argues that Rufus' dying stimulated Anselm's competition with King Henry I, and fostered a extra subdued and civil clash among Anselm and Henry, which ended with cooperation among king and archbishop on the finish of Anselm's existence: king and archbishop yoked jointly as oxen pulling the plow of the church during the land of britain. a last bankruptcy studies Anselm's top of energy as an exceptional administrator over Canterbury and Primate over the church buildings of all Britain, within which place his fans defined him as 'Pope of one other world'. the ultimate part features a choice of unique resource fabric together with archiepiscopal letters drawn basically from Lambeth Palace Library.
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Anselm, ed. Benedicta Ward (Penguin Classics, London, 1973; reprinted 1979). 18 Rachel Fulton, From Judgment to Passion: Devotion to Christ and the Virgin Mary, 800– 1200 (Columbia University Press, New York, 2003). 19 Sally N. ”, in Conceptualizing Medieval Sexualities: Desire and Eroticism in the Medieval World, 11th–15th Centuries: Sex without Sex, a special issue of The Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 19 ( January 2010), co-edited by Sally N. Vaughn and Christina Christoforatou, 54–73.
206. For a discussion of this and similar letters of Anselm, see S. Vaughn, “Anselm of Canterbury’s View of God’s Law in England”, in Law and Power in the Middle Ages: Proceedings of the Fourth Carlsberg Academy Conference on Medieval Legal History 2007, edited by Per Anderson, Mia Münster-Swendson and Helle Vogt (DJØF Publishing, Copenhagen, 2008), 235–256. 39 It is no accident that almost exactly half of the letters written during the reign of William Rufus were omitted from L. For charts of these letters, both included and omitted, see Vaughn, St.
47. 74 GP, 1:50–61. 75 GP, 1:84–89. 76 GP, 1:100–105. J. Cowdrey, Lanfranc: Scholar, Monk and Archbishop (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003), seems to have looked at these passages, perhaps seeing William of Malmesbury as rather remote from Bec, or too late to be trusted. If my argument above is correct, that William must be numbered in the Bec/Canterbury confraternity, William becomes a vital source for Lanfranc. 70 Introduction 21 than the otherwise sparse information Eadmer imparts about Lanfranc.
Archbishop Anselm 1093-1109: Bec Missionary, Canterbury Primate, Patriarch of Another World by Sally N. Vaughn