The performative construction of episcopal authority in eleventh-century Lotharingia: towards an integrated analysis of speech acts, ritual behaviour and spatial representation.

01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
ecclesiastical institutions rituals medieval history
Project description

This project will offer the first comprehensive and comparative analysis of the use of speech acts, ritual acts and spatial arrangements in the construction of episcopal authority in the ‘long eleventh century’ (roughly 980–1120).