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Sin and society in fourteenth-century England : a study of the Memoriale Presbiterorum

Author: Michael Haren
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
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"Michael Haren analyses a remarkable treatise both as a vehicle of social doctrine and as a mirror of the milieu to which it is directed. While presenting it against its general intellectual background, continental and English, he also argues for its setting within a vigorous and largely neglected episcopal regime, that of Bishop Grandisson of Exeter. His wide-ranging exposition will interest students of moralizing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Penitentials
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Haren
ISBN: 0198208510 9780198208518
OCLC Number: 43334119
Description: xviii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Memoriale Presbiterorum: A Confessional Manual With a Social Focus --
2. Text, Authorship, and Dating --
3. The Career of an Ecclesiastical Administrator I: --
Exeter --
4. The Memoriale Presbiterorum: Genre, Sources, and Wider Affinities --
5. Society Under Scrutiny I: The Examination of Court Personnel and Ecclesiastical Administrators --
6. Society Under Scrutiny II: The Examination of Lords and Knights --
7. Society Under Scrutiny III: The Examination of Manorial and Seignorial Officials --
8. Society Under Scrutiny IV: The Examination of Peasants --
9. Society Under Scrutiny V: The Examination of Clerics, Regular and Secular.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Michael Haren.
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This is the first full-scale scholarly study of a fourteenth-century English confessor's manual. It contributes significantly to the European-wide research on pre-Reformation confessional practice  Read more...

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