Episcopal Office in the Italy of Liudprand of Cremona, c.890–c.970*.

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      An essay is presented on the life and career of Catholic bishop and historian, Liudprand of Cremona. The author attempts to understand Liudprand in the context of a debate about priestly office and the meaning of episcopal corruption in a dynamic institutional culture. Emphasis is given to aspects of career development such as ordination and episcopal transfer. Other topics include the sexual habits of popes, clerical careerism, the legitimacy of ecclesiastical authority.