Morosini complains that after having himself consulted the collected biographical materials about Capestrano, he promptly realized that it was insufficient est parvum volumen litterarum , and accordingly asks Girolamo to take up the task expectabam itaque a te … historiam accipere. His presentation is in the style of a seasoned historian: primary texts and secondary sources consulted; words, sentences, lemma commented upon; explanation and reasons for; harmonization with and innovation from biblical, talmudic, post-talmudic, liturgical, and Christian sources; variants and what others have said about the textual narratives. Each group claimed that their position guaranteed true manliness in terms of bodily self-control. Fenton, Joanna Huntington, Katherine J. Chapters investigate the creation and reconstitution of different expressions of masculine identity, from the clerical enthusiasts for marriage to the lay practitioners of chastity, from crusading bishops to holy kings. That volume, as the title suggests, focused particularly on sanctity.
Chapters investigate the creation and reconstitution of different expressions of masculine identity, from the clerical enthusiasts for marriage to the lay practitioners of chastity, from crusading bishops to holy kings. It should provide a springboard for more in-depth study of medieval masculinities. No, not at the same time, but it was common for a beneficed priest to be accorded the title honorific 'Sir' 'dominus' in Latin. While these popular ideas do have their roots in the history of the aristocracy, the experience of ordinary men was far more complicated. The prefatory matter critically surveys three letters responding to the Blois tragedy of 1171, two letters by the leadership of Paris and Troyes Jewry, and a private letter by Nathan ben Meshullan. The tone begins to shift as the book starts to take note of lay masculinities. Lewis, are to be commended for so quickly producing a fine set of essays and bringing them to publication.
Religious Men and Masculine Identity in the Middle Ages, ed. Patricia Cullum and Katherine J. Lewis is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield. Religious Men and Masculine Identity in the Middle Ages P. Holiness and Masculinity in the Middle Ages is the first volume to concentrate on this specific aspect of medieval gender studies, and looks at the ways in which varieties of medieval masculinity intersected with concepts of holiness.
. He ends by trying to convince his subordinate of the importance of a written biography of a man like Giovanni da Capestrano. Christian Thought in the Twenty-First Century features scholars from Great Britain, Canada, the United States, and Switzerland. Rachel Stone follows with an exposition of Hincmar of Rheims and his understanding of masculinity. In any case, it is clear that their authors often tried to make the subject and the story comprehensible and readable for the average reader: the biographies share the same material as the canonization proceedings, but are often written in a clear narrative form. It addresses topics ranging from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Girolamo da Udine replies that he is not capable of this difficult task, before reluctantly.
Jennifer Thibodeaux provides a fascinating glimpse into anticelibacy critics in the period following the Gregorians. He founded a Chantry Chapel at Disley and became a priest. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why 'Christianity' took particular forms at particular moments in history, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. Marshalling a wide array of colorful evidence—including legal records, letters, medical sources, and the literature of the period—Derek G. Defenders of clerical marriage also argued that celibacy encouraged effeminacy and sodomy and that, as celibacy was a gift of God, uniform enforcement unduly burdened those not so gifted.
Satlow, Rachel Stone, Jennifer D. The style of the letter, which is dated March 28, 1457, is a mixture: a perfect balance between persuasion and coercion. Most would answer this question by alluding to the power and status men enjoyed in a patriarchal society, or they might refer to iconic images of chivalrous knights. Unfortunately it is neither possible to establish whether these texts were actually read, and if so, by whom, nor whether they circulated outside this official context. You can change your cookie settings at any time.
During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Franciscan regular Observance and its milieu produced a series of hagiographical portraits of its greatest and most renowned preachers: Bernardino da Siena 1380-1444 , Giovanni da Capestrano 1386-1456 , Giacomo della Marca 1394-1476 , and Bernardino da Feltre 1439-1494. In the first part of the book Chapters 1-6 , Chazan examines closely the previous scholarship on the three Hebrew manuscripts mentioned above in order to resolve questions of structure, authorship, dating, and objectives. Lewis is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield. This provides a foil for the rest of the work, with its interesting description of how values relating to masculine aggression became transposed into academic study of the Torah and religious argumentation. Cullum is Student Experience Co-ordinator for Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield.