Crown, Church and Episcopate under Louis XIV, by Joseph Bergin.
Joseph Bergin's 1996 book, The Making of the French Episcopate, 1589-1661, had as its goal the identification of the men who became bishops in France from the accession of Henry IV to the beginning of the personal reign of Louis XIV.
This publication, the second Norwich volume in the series, contains the full texts of 154 acta from the episcopates
of Pandulph Verracclo, Thomas Blundeville, and William Raleigh, 1215-43.
This is the second of two consecutive volumes pertaining to the see of Exeter, and covers the episcopates
of five bishops from John the Chanter elected in 1186 after a ten-year vacancy in the see to Richard Blund.
Nuncios, of course, can also be a source of great strength to episcopates under duress.
Inculturation of the liturgy is another source of tension in many episcopates.
This work, covering the episcopates
of fourteen bishops of Hereford, contains details of 371 acta of which 137 are here printed for the first time, as well as 46 references to lost documents.