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Le système bénéficial du diocèse de Bayeux sous l’épiscopat de François de Nesmond (1662-1715) 1


  • Balavoine, Ludovic


Under Louis XIV, the beneficial system of the Bayeux diocese came of age and ran fairly smoothly in spite of occasional conflicts centering on a limited number of benefices. Under the leadership of François de Nesmond (1662-1715), a reformist bishop whose positions were influenced by the council of Trent, the Bayeux diocese went through a period of religious revival, characterized by an ambitious training policy addressed to secular members. By the 1680’s, François de Nesmond could rely on a clergy that was not only trained and skilled but also increasingly numerous, as recruiting was picking up. Most priests’ ecclesiastic careers revolved around a single benefice, which was usually a cure. Family connections and clientelism account for many beneficial promotions, making this an Old Regime system based on collusion and privileges.

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  • Balavoine, Ludovic, 2009. "Le système bénéficial du diocèse de Bayeux sous l’épiscopat de François de Nesmond (1662-1715) 1," Histoire, économie & société, Editions NecPlus, vol. 2009(02), pages 3-14, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:nec:hecoso:v:2009:y:2009:i:02:p:3-14_00

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