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The Cardinal, the Confessor, and the Chancellor

Michael D. Bailey

in Fearful Spirits, Reasoned Follies: The Boundaries of Superstition in Late Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451447
eISBN:
9780801467318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451447.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers persistent anxieties over elite modes of superstitious sorcery and divination practiced in both court and university settings in the final years of the fourteenth century. It ... More


Church Councils and the Question of Easter in the Fifteenth Century

C. Philipp E. Nothaft

in Scandalous Error: Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198799559
eISBN:
9780191839818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799559.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins with an account of the calendar-reform initiative spearheaded in 1411–17 by Cardinal Pierre d’Ailly at the Councils of Rome and Constance, followed by an in-depth look at the ... More


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