Ideal-Types and the medieval Church.
The Medieval Journal
Some of the main long-term features of the medieval Church can be captured by the following ideal-types. (1) It employed formal legal rules ingeniously designed to make good the deficiencies of its bureaucratic underpinning. (2)Hierarchical differentiation was a value, as in Hinduism as conceived by Louis Dumont (not merely as in modern management where hierarchy is primarily instrumental. (3) Hierarchy was closely linked with condensed symbolism - an ideal-type borrowed from the anthropologist Mary Douglas
|Title:||Ideal-Types and the medieval Church|
|Keywords:||Max Weber;, Louis Dumont;, Mary Douglas;, hierarchy;, condensed symbolism;, bureaucracy;, papacy;, Hinduism;, Pseudo-Dionysius;, Boniface VIII;|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences|
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