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Benedictine maledictions : liturgical cursing in Romanesque France

Author: Lester K Little
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this long-awaited book, the result of more than a decade of research, Lester K. Little reconstructs and explores the phenomenon of officially sanctioned religious cursing in medieval Europe. He focuses on a church service, called in Latin either clamor or maledictio, used by monastic communities (primarily in Francia) between approximately 990 and 1250. Threatened by bands of heavily armed knights in a period of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lester K Little
ISBN: 0801428769 9780801428760 0801481139 9780801481130
OCLC Number: 28257718
Awards: Winner of Cowinner of the 1994 David Pinkney Prize (Society.
Description: xx, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Abbreviations --
Introduction: Of Tristram Shandy and French Monastic Curses (starting p. 1) --
1 Formulas (starting p. 17) --
Clamors (starting p. 20) --
Humiliation of Relics (starting p. 26) --
Excommunication and Anathema (starting p. 30) --
Geography of Maledictory Formulas (starting p. 44) --
2 Sources (starting p. 52) --
Sanction Clauses (starting p. 52) --
The Bible (starting p. 59) --
The Liturgy (starting p. 72) --
Canon Law (starting p. 85) --
3 Justifications (starting p. 88) --
Occasional Curses (starting p. 89) --
Biblical Curses (starting p. 94) --
Liturgical Curses (starting p. 105) --
Speech Acts (starting p. 113) --
4 Uses (starting p. 121) --
Ireland and Wales (starting p. 123) --
Francia (starting p. 131) --
Rites of Reintegration (starting p. 143) --
Geography of the Use of Clamors (starting p. 146) --
5 Experts (starting p. 150) --
Irish Saints (starting p. 154) --
Pilgrims on the Continent (starting p. 173) --
The Irish Sphere of Influence (starting p. 182) --
6 Contexts (starting p. 186) --
Religion (starting p. 186) --
Justice (starting p. 200) --
Property (starting p. 218) --
Conclusion: New Contexts (starting p. 230) --
Appendixes (starting p. 241) --
A Gathering Clamors (starting p. 243) --
B Elusive Evidence (starting p. 248) --
C A Miscellany of Curse Formulas (starting p. 254) --
D Fulbert of Chartres as Author of In spiritu humilitatis (starting p. 268) --
E Vestiges in the Age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation (starting p. 271) --
F Clamors and Cursing Formulas (starting p. 280) --
Index of Manuscripts (starting p. 287) --
General Index (starting p. 289)
Responsibility: by Lester K. Little.

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A reconstruction and exploration of the phenomenon of religious cursing in medieval Europe.  Read more...

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"Professor Little has carried out in masterly fashion his stated goal, the re-creation of the whole cutlure of medieval clamor, and in the process he has illuminated many other aspects of medieval Read more...

 
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