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Les Gesta des évêques de Cambrai ou la consolidation littéraire d'un discours épiscopal

(2015) REVUE DU NORD. 97(410). p.245-261
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The Gesta episcoporum Cameracensium present both a grand narrative history of episcopal succession in Cambrai, and a collection of episodes legitimizing contemporary episcopal politics. However, an analysis of the structure, the content, and the literary, ecclesiastical and political contexts of this work, shows how it went beyond those two purposes. The Gesta were clearly conceived to function together with a large set of other contemporary texts and deeds. This observation leads to two conclusions. First, the Cambresian gesta were not an autonomous genre, but participated in an inter-medial episcopal self-representation. Second, these Gesta did not only serve to describe particular episcopal representations, they were also a tool for articulating and even constructing specific interpretations of episcopal authority. In general, the Gesta illustrate how this genre could be employed as an essential instrument of episcopal communication. Such a multiplex communication could establish a much more stable episcopal authority, one that could better respond to rapidly changing political, social and even ideological local contexts.
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Gerard of Cambrai, inter-mediality, episcopal authority, performativity, self-representation, communication, AUTHORITY, EXERCISE

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Byttebier, Pieter. 2015. “Les Gesta Des Évêques De Cambrai Ou La Consolidation Littéraire D’un Discours Épiscopal.” Revue Du Nord 97 (410): 245–261.
APA
Byttebier, P. (2015). Les Gesta des évêques de Cambrai ou la consolidation littéraire d’un discours épiscopal. REVUE DU NORD, 97(410), 245–261.
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Byttebier P. Les Gesta des évêques de Cambrai ou la consolidation littéraire d’un discours épiscopal. REVUE DU NORD. Université Lille-3; 2015;97(410):245–61.
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Byttebier, Pieter. “Les Gesta Des Évêques De Cambrai Ou La Consolidation Littéraire D’un Discours Épiscopal.” REVUE DU NORD 97.410 (2015): 245–261. Print.
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  abstract     = {The Gesta episcoporum Cameracensium present both a grand narrative history of episcopal succession in Cambrai, and a collection of episodes legitimizing contemporary episcopal politics. However, an analysis of the structure, the content, and the literary, ecclesiastical and political contexts of this work, shows how it went beyond those two purposes. The Gesta were clearly conceived to function together with a large set of other contemporary texts and deeds. This observation leads to two conclusions. First, the Cambresian gesta were not an autonomous genre, but participated in an inter-medial episcopal self-representation. Second, these Gesta did not only serve to describe particular episcopal representations, they were also a tool for articulating and even constructing specific interpretations of episcopal authority. In general, the Gesta illustrate how this genre could be employed as an essential instrument of episcopal communication. Such a multiplex communication could establish a much more stable episcopal authority, one that could better respond to rapidly changing political, social and even ideological local contexts.},
  author       = {Byttebier, Pieter},
  issn         = {0035-2624},
  journal      = {REVUE DU NORD},
  keywords     = {Gerard of Cambrai,inter-mediality,episcopal authority,performativity,self-representation,communication,AUTHORITY,EXERCISE},
  language     = {fre},
  number       = {410},
  pages        = {245--261},
  publisher    = {Université Lille-3},
  title        = {Les Gesta des évêques de Cambrai ou la consolidation littéraire d'un discours épiscopal},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3917/rdn.410.0245},
  volume       = {97},
  year         = {2015},
}

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