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Preaching the Crusades: Mendicant Friars and the Cross in the Thirteenth Century
     

Preaching the Crusades: Mendicant Friars and the Cross in the Thirteenth Century

by Christoph T. Maier, Christine Carpenter, Rosamond McKitterick
 

ISBN-10: 0521638739

ISBN-13: 9780521638739

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study throws new light on both the history of the crusades and the mendicant orders in the thirteenth century. It describes the way in which the Franciscan and Dominican orders became involved in preaching the cross and examines their contribution to the crusading movement of the thirteenth century. It explains the role of the papacy in organizing recruitment

Overview

This study throws new light on both the history of the crusades and the mendicant orders in the thirteenth century. It describes the way in which the Franciscan and Dominican orders became involved in preaching the cross and examines their contribution to the crusading movement of the thirteenth century. It explains the role of the papacy in organizing recruitment campaigns through the propagandist activities of the mendicant friars. The book also shows the friars' involvement in providing finance for the crusades, despite their vows of absolute poverty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521638739
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series , #28
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The founder saints and the crusades; 2. Pope Gregory IX and the early friars; 3. Papal crusade propaganda and the friars; 4. The organisation of the preaching of the cross in the provinces of the mendicant orders; 5. Friars, crusade sermons, and preaching aids; 6. The friars and the financing of the crusades; 7. The friars and the redemption of crusade vows; Conclusion.

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