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Les gens d’Église, coseigneurs d’Autun ?

Abstract : The Romans founded Autun as a show-case of Roman culture; the town has been enclosed by an immense surrounding wall which lasted beyond the Middle Ages despite a sharp decrease of the population. Beside the bishop’s city and the civil power’s town which usually coexisted, two abbatial suburbs were present inside this rampart since the Early Middle Ages. Consequently, the main part of the town was in the hands of ecclesiastics who controlled three of the four important poles of population and three of the four main jurisdictions of the city. This power of the ecclesiastical people, especially of the cathedral chapter, had important effects on the development of municipal institutions in particular: no doubt the opposition of both the abbeys and the cathedral chapter played a crucial role in the fact that municipal institutions were not established in Autun before the last quarter of the XVth century, which indeed is very late
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Nathalie Verpeaux. Les gens d’Église, coseigneurs d’Autun ?. dir. BARRALIS Christine; WAGNER Anne. Gens d'Église dans la ville dans les « pays d'Entre-deux » (XIIe-XVe siècles), CRULH (Centre de recherche universitaire lorrain d'histoire, Université de Lorraine), 26 p., 2013. ⟨hal-03315770⟩

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