Title: Aleksander z Malonne – persona mixta : wojowniczy biskup na krańcach chrześcijańskiego świata i jego kronikarski portret


Kotecki, Radosław

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Studia Źródłoznawcze = Commentationes T. 55 (2017)


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p. 51-78 ; Summary in English. ; Projects co-financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education


The author discusses a section of late 12th–early 13th-century Master Vincentius’s Chronica Polonorum, bk. III, chaps. 8–9, dedicated to the bishop of Plock, Alexander of Malonne (1129–1156) and this bishop’s involvement in the military defence of Mazovian Church against attacks from pagan Prussians. The comparative analysis of this portrait shows Vincentius’s good orientation in contemporary discourse about clerical warfare, and in particular chronicler’s familiarity with arguments justifying bishop’s martial activity. The passage reveals some acquaintance with Bernard of Clairvaux’s writings, particularly chronicler’s inspiration taken from Liber ad Milites Templi de laude novae militiae, where Vincentius found an additional argument upon his vision of double bishop’s nature – the knight and the priest.


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