“Does a remarkably effective job of relating
Arnulf to the changing times in which he lived, so that the reader gains not
just new insight on an obviously much misunderstood bishop, but a new
perspective on the ‘Renaissance of the 12 Century.’”
—Janet Meisel, University of Texas
"If, after reading her book,
we still feel that we fail to know Arnulf fully, it is more the fault of
the bishop himself and the failure of medieval records to survive than
any shortcoming of the author."
--Review by: Ralph V. Turner,
Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies
, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Winter, 1991), pp. 723-724.
"This is a satisfying and well-written book. It is based on extensive research in French and British archives and libraries, and the bibliography indicates broad familiarity with modern scholarship."
--Review by: Constance B. Bouchard,
Speculum, Vol. 67, No. 3 (Jul., 1992), p. 745.
and intriguing, [Schriber's] thesis rescues Arnulf from his reputation
for double-dealing and resorts him to the world of individuals who act
from motives that seem credible to them."
--Review by Emily Zach Tabuteau, American Historical Review, Vol. 97, No. 1, Feb., 1992, p. 178.
analysis . . . beautifully informative . . .There are other
contemporary churchmen about whom good modern monographs are lacking.
All could well use treatment as thorough and wide-ranging as Schriber's
--Review by Richard W. Pfaff,
Church History, Vol. 62, No. 3 (Sept., 1993), pp. 389-391.