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Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

Catherine Rider

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282227
eISBN:
9780191713026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book investigates the common medieval belief that magic could cause impotence. Because impotence was a ground for annulling a marriage in medieval canon law, it received a large amount of ... More


‘Everywhere on Earth, certain idolatries reign’: Pastoral Literature, 1200–1400

Catherine Rider

in Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282227
eISBN:
9780191713026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the confession manuals produced in the wake of the church reform movement of the 13th century. It describes how the authors of confession manuals, for example Thomas of ... More


The Diffusion of Augustine'S Confessions in England During the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries 1

Teresa Webber

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/9780198204404.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at the spread and popularity of Saint Augustine's autobiography Confessions in England during the 11th and 12th centuries. It suggests that the textual history of the Confessions ... More


Introduction

Wolfgang P. Müller

in The Criminalization of Abortion in the West: Its Origins in Medieval Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450891
eISBN:
9780801464157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450891.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to examine the historical processes by which, over the course of the High and later Middle Ages, abortion as such—or what in American ... More


The Early Casuistry of Lying and Perjury

Emily Corran

in Lying and Perjury in Medieval Practical Thought: A Study in the History of Casuistry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198828884
eISBN:
9780191867354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828884.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Clerical casuistry of lying first appeared in the late twelfth century, although more general discussions of lying dated back to patristic times. Augustine had written influentially on the ethics of ... More


Moral Dilemmas: Peter the Chanter’s Summa de Sacramentis et Animae Consiliis

Emily Corran

in Lying and Perjury in Medieval Practical Thought: A Study in the History of Casuistry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198828884
eISBN:
9780191867354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828884.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Peter the Chanter’s Summa de Sacramentis et Animae Consiliis marked a watershed in the history of casuistry. In this work, moral dilemmas, which had previously been peripheral to medieval theology, ... More


A Theologian-Martyr in 849

Matthew Bryan Gillis

in Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797586
eISBN:
9780191839153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797586.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Chapter 4 investigates Gottschalk’s Longer confession as his written response to his condemnation for heresy at Mainz in 848, and then examines his second condemnation at the Synod of Quierzy, 849. ... More


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