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Defiant priests : domestic unions, violence, and clerical masculinity in fourteenth-century Catalunya

Author: Michelle Armstrong-Partida
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In Defiant Priests, Michelle Armstrong-Partida uses evidence from extraordinary archives in four Catalan dioceses to show that maintaining a family with a domestic partner was not only a custom  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Historia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Armstrong-Partida
ISBN: 9781501707735 1501707736
OCLC Number: 1055581959
Awards: Winner of Premio del Rey 2018 (United States)
Winner of Best First Book of Feminist Scholarship on the Middle Ages 2018 (United States)
Winner of John Gilmary Shea Prize 2018 (United States)
Short-listed for Ecclesiastical History Society Book Prize 2018 (United States)
Description: xvi, 346 p. : mapas
Contents: Introduction: Understanding Priestly Masculinity1. Marriage Defines the Parish Priest2. Proof of Manhood: Priests as Husbands and Fathers3. Laymen in Priestly Robes4. "Quarrelsome" Men: Violence and Clerical Masculinity5. Becoming a Priest: Clerical Role Models and Clerics-in-Training6. Hierarchy, Competition, and Conflict: The Parish as a BattlegroundConclusion
Responsibility: Michelle Armstrong-Partida.


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