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Death as a symbolic arena: abbatial leadership, episcopal authority and the 'Ostentatious Death' of Richard of Saint-Vanne (d. 1046)

Steven Vanderputten UGent (2013) VIATOR-MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES. 44(2). p.29-48
abstract
This article reconsiders the evidence relating to the "ostentatious death" of Richard of Saint-Vanne (d. 1046), to support two arguments relating to the centrality of abbatial leadership in the ideology of the monastic reformers of the early eleventh century: first, that rituals and other forms of symbolic behavior associated with the passing of reformist abbots deserve analysis as a repertoire of acts and statements which derived their multiple meanings from the institutional and ideological contexts in which they were applied; and second, that Richard himself, his followers, and the bishop of Verdun turned Richard's passing into a symbolic arena for the enactment of competing visions on abbatial leadership, monastic autonomy, and episcopal authority.
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subject
keyword
bishopric of Verdun, Richard of Saint-Vanne, Lotharingian aristocracy, eleventh-century monastic reform, abbatial leadership, ritual and symbolic behavior, death, funeral practices, biographical and hagiographic discourse
journal title
VIATOR-MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES
volume
44
issue
2
pages
29 - 48
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000209626400002
ISSN
0083-5897
DOI
10.1484/J.VIATOR.1.103339
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
VABB id
c:vabb:351271
VABB type
VABB-1
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2986113
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2986113
date created
2012-09-13 04:45:21
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2016-10-17 15:34:49
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  author       = {Vanderputten, Steven},
  issn         = {0083-5897},
  journal      = {VIATOR-MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES},
  keyword      = {bishopric of Verdun,Richard of Saint-Vanne,Lotharingian aristocracy,eleventh-century monastic reform,abbatial leadership,ritual and symbolic behavior,death,funeral practices,biographical and hagiographic discourse},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {29--48},
  title        = {Death as a symbolic arena: abbatial leadership, episcopal authority and the 'Ostentatious Death' of Richard of Saint-Vanne (d. 1046)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1484/J.VIATOR.1.103339},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Vanderputten, Steven. 2013. “Death as a Symbolic Arena: Abbatial Leadership, Episcopal Authority and the ‘Ostentatious Death’ of Richard of Saint-Vanne (d. 1046).” Viator-medieval and Renaissance Studies 44 (2): 29–48.
APA
Vanderputten, S. (2013). Death as a symbolic arena: abbatial leadership, episcopal authority and the “Ostentatious Death” of Richard of Saint-Vanne (d. 1046). VIATOR-MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES, 44(2), 29–48.
Vancouver
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Vanderputten S. Death as a symbolic arena: abbatial leadership, episcopal authority and the “Ostentatious Death” of Richard of Saint-Vanne (d. 1046). VIATOR-MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES. 2013;44(2):29–48.
MLA
Vanderputten, Steven. “Death as a Symbolic Arena: Abbatial Leadership, Episcopal Authority and the ‘Ostentatious Death’ of Richard of Saint-Vanne (d. 1046).” VIATOR-MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES 44.2 (2013): 29–48. Print.