Les prélats de Gascogne au concile de Perpignan

Abstract : This paper begins by underlying the odd loyalty which ties the episcopate of Gascony to Benedict XIII. Over the first decade of the 15 th century, the Pope endeavoured to get seats for his fellows, with the help of princes. Despite the existence of various ecclesiological currents of thought, what mattered were the sole convictions of the prelates who exercised jurisdictionnal powers. During the council, Benedict XIII did not face any difficulty to have them recognize his legitimacy. But he had to face widespread criticism against his political inertia. If the prelates of Gascony did not attend the council in order to voice their opposition to him, they did leave him in the following months and rallied the Pisan obedience. The authority of Benedict was still recognized in Navarre, Bearn and Armagnac. John I of Bearn ordered his states to obey Benedict, while the princely leaders of Armagnac, Bernard VII, Bonne and John IV, accepted the obedience of Pisa without relinquishing their conviction about the legitimacy of Benedict. These positions had nothing in common and none of the two obediences managed to be the exclusive authority in Gascony in the years following the council of Perpignan.
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Hugues Labarthe. Les prélats de Gascogne au concile de Perpignan. Le concile de Perpignan (15 novembre 1408 - 26 mars 1409), Jan 2009, Perpignan, France. pp.119-130. ⟨hal-00450244⟩

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