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Sacred FollyA New History of the Feast of Fools$
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Max Harris

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780801449567

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.001.0001

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Trouble in St.-Omer and Noyon

Trouble in St.-Omer and Noyon

(p.200) Chapter 17 Trouble in St.-Omer and Noyon
Sacred Folly

Max Harris

Cornell University Press

This chapter examines concerted efforts to suppress the Feast of Fools in the French towns of Senlis, St.-Omer, and Noyon. Although Auxerre was the only cathedral chapter named by Jean Gerson, his campaign almost certainly prompted others to take action against the Feast of Fools. In Senlis, St.-Omer, and Noyon, traces of the feast lingered into the sixteenth century despite both national and local opposition. This chapter also considers two church councils—the diocesan synod of Langres and the provincial council of Tours—whose opposition to the Feast of Fools anticipated that of the Council of Basel. In particular, it discusses the rulings of the synod of Langres and the council of Tours and their impact on the Feast of Fools.

Keywords:   church councils, Feast of Fools, Senlis, St.-Omer, Noyon, Jean Gerson, Langres, Tours, Council of Basel

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