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Medieval Marriage Sermons: Mass Communication in a Culture without Print

David D'Avray (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208143
eISBN:
9780191716522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208143.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Before the advent of printing, the preaching of the friars was the mass medium of the middle ages. This edition of marriage sermons reveals what a number of famous preachers actually taught about ... More


A Hound of God: Pierre de la Palud and the Fourteenth-Century Church

Jean Dunbabin

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222910
eISBN:
9780191678523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222910.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Pierre de la Palud was a friar of aristocratic birth who was appointed Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1329. This biography follows the course of his eventful life, and exploits his copious writings to ... More


Friars, Beguines, and the Action Against Heresy

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Church History

With Innocent's encouragement, the Franciscans and Dominicans were founded with a policy of personal poverty. There was a parallel development of communities for women with the Beguines and female ... More


THE STATE OF THE CLERGY

FELICITY HEAL

in Reformation in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198269243
eISBN:
9780191602412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269242.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This continues the study of the pre-Reformation Church, focusing on the ordinary clergy, first the regulars and then the seculars. It highlights the relative strength of English monasticism, but ... More


The Provision of Books

M.B. Parkes

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume II: Late Medieval Oxford

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510122
eISBN:
9780191700941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510122.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

During the medieval period, the provision of books in the Oxford University depended primarily on the personal initiative of the masters and students. Books were regarded not merely as instruments ... More


‘To a Lord for a Lettre Leue to Haue’: Lordly Conscience and the Friars in B 20 1

SARAH WOOD

in Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter draws on variety of antimendicant sources, from chronicles to Wycliffite polemic, to examine Conscience's struggle with the friars at the end of Piers Plowman. Langland here returns to ... More


Mass Communication

D. L. d'Avray

in Medieval Marriage: Symbolism and Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198208211
eISBN:
9780191716690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208211.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter shows that marriage symbolism was communicated to a lay public via sermons. The model sermon collections, which ensured that much the same messages were repeated again and again in ... More


The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209-1310

Neslihan Senocak

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450570
eISBN:
9780801464249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450570.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

One of the enduring ironies of medieval history is the fact that a group of Italian lay penitents, begging in sackcloths, led by a man who called himself simple and ignorant, turned in a short time ... More


Introductions

Sheila Delany

in Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England: The Work of Osbern Bokenham

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109887
eISBN:
9780199855216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109887.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The book introduces the 15th-century Augustinian friar, Osbern Bokenham and his collection of literary works. His little-known but substantial achievements and contributions to literature, ... More


The Expansion of Education in Fifteenth-Century London

Caroline M. Barron

in The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204404
eISBN:
9780191676246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at educational expansion in London, England, during the 15th century. It examines the remarkable range of educational opportunities that became open to children of both sexes in ... More


Henry of Ghent—Authority, Obedience, and Resistance

M. S. KEMPSHALL

in The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207160
eISBN:
9780191677526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207160.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Henry of Ghent's moral and political philosophy. It discusses the ramifications of the controversy over Ad fructus uberes where disputes between secular masters and mendicant ... More


The Bulging Circuit 1 of Florence

Peter Biller

in The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199265596
eISBN:
9780191699085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter takes one city around 1300, Florence, and asks, ‘How was demographic thought represented here, in one place?’ It catalogues the results, first of all what we find in the vernacular ... More


Friars as Confessors—The Author’s Criticisms

Michael Haren

in Sin and Society in Fourteenth-Century England: A Study of the Memoriale Presbiterorum

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208518
eISBN:
9780191678042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208518.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The attitude of the author to friars as confessors is conveyed internally in some dozen asides, where he interrupts his main theme to castigate their laxity or rapacity. One such example is his ... More


The Formative Years, 1219–1244

Neslihan Şenocak

in The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209-1310

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450570
eISBN:
9780801464249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450570.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter traces the history of the Franciscan Order, from 1219 through the end of the minister generalship of Haymo of Faversham in 1244. In September 1219, Brother Pacifico arrived at the gates ... More


The Educational System around 1310

Neslihan Şenocak

in The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209-1310

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450570
eISBN:
9780801464249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450570.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Franciscan educational organization experienced rapid change throughout the thirteenth century paralleling the Order's spectacular expansion in both recruits and new provinces, changes in the ... More


Entrʼacte I: Ace of Clubs (1896–1924)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the early twentieth century Herbert was very much involved in the clubs of New York. The clubs represented recognition of professional achievement as well as refuge from the stresses of an urban ... More


Ordering Cities: Urban Convents and Friars, 1570–1808

in Building Colonial Cities of God: Mendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774864
eISBN:
9780804783255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the changing status of mendicant orders in New Spain between the late sixteenth and the end of the eighteenth century, focusing on their institutional presence in cities. It ... More


Clare of Assisi and the Tree of Crucifixion

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Clare of Assisi's focus on the crucifixion of Christ—his “suffer[ing] on the tree of the cross”—as part of her pursuit of poverty. It considers Clare's devotional persuasion ... More


Thomas Aquinas: Faith, Reason, and Following Christ

Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199213146
eISBN:
9780191762734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213146.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Thomas Aquinas is widely recognized as one of history’s most significant Christian theologians and one of the most powerful philosophical minds of the western tradition. But what has often not been ... More


Conclusions: A Second Axial Age

Allen James Fromherz

in The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748642946
eISBN:
9781474418850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642946.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This concluding chapter reviews how in the twelfth century midpoint, major religious traditions throughout Eurasia and North Africa experienced a great spiritual transformation. The rise of ... More


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