this is the term for an entire set of fraudulent, interlocking, documents purporting to be canon law of the catholic church written in what was basically france in the early part of the 9th century CE. i started poking into this (??) and it seems debate STILL RAGES about who wrote what, and where (and why)
they ^ would likely string me up for simplifying like this but as far as i can tell the 'why' was, depending on how you looked at it, either an attempt by some fringe monks sympathetic to the pope to grab back power that had gradually accreted to the more secular side of the church - bishops who administrated land, collected taxes etc - or a misguided attempt to act on a passionate belief that the church should shun temporal power.
so... do YOU have an opinion on the pseudo-isidorian decretals??
or perhaps other long-ago hoaxes about which tempestuous argument still swirls
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:33 (one week ago) link
why not just revive one of the many decretals threads we already have
― mick signals, Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:55 (one week ago) link
― goole, Saturday, 10 August 2019 23:02 (one week ago) link
Peak ILX right here. I've yet to pore over the relevant codices and make up my own mind but it's only a matter of time immemorial.
― pomenitul, Saturday, 10 August 2019 23:04 (one week ago) link
I feel like when you name your kid Pseudo-Isidore you have to be prepared for this kind of shenanigan to happen
― mick signals, Sunday, 11 August 2019 18:03 (one week ago) link
Clearly this is all mark s's doing.
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 12 August 2019 00:25 (six days ago) link
that's always the way with forgeries, you think they're going to bolster your immediate point and nobody cares until some investiture controversy erupts long after the salian dynasty has taken control of frankish temporal power, and nothing you can do about it because at that point you're dead
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:06 (six days ago) link
did marcabru ever express an opinion on the pseudo-isidorian decretals
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:07 (six days ago) link
are we srsly just gonna allow "shenanigan" singular to sit there unremarked cos
― phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:11 (six days ago) link