Ideals of Episcopal Power, Legal Norms and Military Activity of the Polish Episcopate between the Twelfth- and Fourteenth Centuries

Radosław Kotecki, Jacek Maciejewski
2020 Kwartalnik Historyczny  
A b s t r a c t: This article is an attempt to illustrate relations between the theory and practice of the military activity of Polish bishops under the rule of the Piast dynasty. The problem is discussed based on an analysis of the locally formulated ideal of episcopal power and the ideological and legal patterns reaching Poland that regulated the possibilities of using weapons by clergymen, and, in particular, defined the ways in which churchmen participated in wars and in declaring and
more » ... ting them. K e y w o r d s: bishops and war; warrior-bishop, ideals of episcopal power; canon law; clerical arms-bearing; episcopal warfare; Piast Poland. * The essy was supported by the Nacional Science Centre, Poland, under project number 2014/15/B/HS3-02284. RADOSŁAW KOTECKI Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz JACEK MACIEJEWSKI Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz http://dx.
doi:10.12775/ fatcat:unrvh76nsneyrbzcvlv4p4xzcq