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The Lay SaintCharity and Charismatic Authority in Medieval Italy, 1150-1350

The Lay Saint: Charity and Charismatic Authority in Medieval Italy, 1150-1350

Mary Harvey Doyno

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740206
eISBN:
9781501740213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740206.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book investigates the phenomenon of saintly cults that formed around pious merchants, artisans, midwives, domestic servants, and others in the medieval communes of northern and central Italy. ... More

The Medieval Economy of SalvationCharity, Commerce, and the Rise of the Hospital

The Medieval Economy of Salvation: Charity, Commerce, and the Rise of the Hospital

Adam J. Davis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742101
eISBN:
9781501742118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742101.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book shows how the burgeoning commercial economy of western Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, alongside an emerging culture of Christian charity, led to the establishment of ... More

Suspect Saints and Holy HereticsDisputed Sanctity and Communal Identity in Late Medieval Italy

Suspect Saints and Holy Heretics: Disputed Sanctity and Communal Identity in Late Medieval Italy

Janine Larmon Peterson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742347
eISBN:
9781501742354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742347.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book investigates regional saints whose holiness was contested. It scrutinizes the papacy's toleration of unofficial saints' cults and its response when their devotees challenged church ... More

The Virtues of EconomyGovernance, Power, and Piety in Late Medieval Rome

The Virtues of Economy: Governance, Power, and Piety in Late Medieval Rome

James A. Palmer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742378
eISBN:
9781501742385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742378.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The humanist perception of fourteenth-century Rome as a slumbering ruin awaiting the Renaissance and the return of papal power has cast a long shadow on the historiography of the city. Challenging ... More

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