• Charisma and power in the literary correspondence of Peter the Venerable and Peter of Poitiers

    Author(s):
    Marc Philip Saurette (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Medieval Studies
    Subject(s):
    Friendship
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Society of Medievalists
    Conf. Org.:
    Canadian Society of Medievalists
    Conf. Loc.:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Conf. Date:
    2015
    Tag(s):
    Literary Collaboration, correspondence, Peter the Venerable, Abbey of Cluny, Peter of Poitiers
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M62804Z0Q
    Abstract:
    This paper discusses the literary, emotional and monastic relationship of Peter of Poitiers and Abbot Peter the Venerable, in particular looking at Peter of Poitier's verse Panegyric in praise of his abbot, and Peter the Venerable's subsequent verse Defence of his monk's writings. The paper concludes that the Panegyric and its defence were part of a political struggle at the Abbey of Cluny among different factions who resisted and supported Peter's abbatial power. This remains a preliminary statement of my analysis of these works that I am in the process of translating into English.
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    Last Updated:
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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