Type of Thesis
The Ottonian Empire in Germany experienced numerous wars, invasions, and rebellions over the course of the tenth century. Because the royal family practiced an itinerant form of rule, they established an infrastructure of ecclesiastical establishments that facilitated the royal household’s movements and defended the rest of the realm. It was here that the fighting clergy, or the bishops and abbots who actually took up military command, became a crucial component of the empire’s stability and protection.
Becker, Jordan N., "Warrior Bishops: The Development of the Fighting Clergy under the Ottonians in the Tenth Century" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1102.