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The Resource Benedictine maledictions : liturgical cursing in Romanesque France, by Lester K. Little

Benedictine maledictions : liturgical cursing in Romanesque France, by Lester K. Little

Label
Benedictine maledictions : liturgical cursing in Romanesque France
Title
Benedictine maledictions
Title remainder
liturgical cursing in Romanesque France
Statement of responsibility
by Lester K. Little
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this long-awaited book, the result of more than a decade of research, Lester K. Little reconstructs and explores the phenomenon of officially sanctioned religious cursing in medieval Europe. He focuses on a church service, called in Latin either clamor or maledictio, used by monastic communities (primarily in Francia) between approximately 990 and 1250. Threatened by bands of heavily armed knights in a period of incessant civil strife, communities of monks, nuns, and cathedral clerics retaliated by cursing their enemies in a formal religious ceremony. After presenting the formulas the monks used in such cursing, Little explores the social, political, and juridical contexts in which these curses were used and explains how Christian authorities who condemned cursing could also authorize it. He demonstrates that these Benedictine maledictions often played a decisive role in resolving the monks' frequent property disputes with local notables, especially knights. Little's approach to his subject is topical. After determining the clamor's sources, he takes up its kinship with such related liturgy as the humiliation of saints and then shows where and to what end it was used. By the conclusion of his work, he has recreated the whole culture of the medieval clamor, and in the process he has illuminated many other aspects of medieval social and legal culture
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Little, Lester K
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Église catholique
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Blessing and cursing
  • Monasticism and religious orders
  • France
  • France
  • Monachisme et ordres religieux
  • Bénédiction et malédiction
  • France
  • France
  • RELIGION
  • Liturgics
  • Monasticism and religious orders
  • France
  • Benedictijnen
  • Liturgie
  • Vervloekingen
Label
Benedictine maledictions : liturgical cursing in Romanesque France, by Lester K. Little
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Benedictine Maledictions; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: Of Tristram Shandy and French Monastic Curses; Part One Curses in Texts; 1 Formulas; Clamors; Humiliation of Relics; Excommunication and Anathema; Geography of Maledictory Formulas; 2 Sources; Sanction Clauses; The Bible; The Liturgy; Canon Law; 3 Justifications; Occasional Curses; Biblical Curses; Liturgical Curses; Speech Acts; Part Two Curses in Action; 4 Uses; Ireland and Wales; Francia; Rites of Reintegration; Geography of the Use of Clamors; 5 Experts; Irish Saints
  • Pilgrims on the ContinentThe Irish Sphere of Influence; 6 Contexts; Religion; Justice; Property; Conclusion: New Contexts; Appendixes; A. Gathering Clamors; B. Elusive Evidence; C.A Miscellany of Curse Formulas; D. Fulbert of Chartres as Author of In spiritu humilitatis; E. Vestiges in the Age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation; F. Clamors and Cursing Formulas; Index of Manuscripts; General Index
Control code
on1042219831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 296 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501727702
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvg22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042219831
Label
Benedictine maledictions : liturgical cursing in Romanesque France, by Lester K. Little
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Benedictine Maledictions; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: Of Tristram Shandy and French Monastic Curses; Part One Curses in Texts; 1 Formulas; Clamors; Humiliation of Relics; Excommunication and Anathema; Geography of Maledictory Formulas; 2 Sources; Sanction Clauses; The Bible; The Liturgy; Canon Law; 3 Justifications; Occasional Curses; Biblical Curses; Liturgical Curses; Speech Acts; Part Two Curses in Action; 4 Uses; Ireland and Wales; Francia; Rites of Reintegration; Geography of the Use of Clamors; 5 Experts; Irish Saints
  • Pilgrims on the ContinentThe Irish Sphere of Influence; 6 Contexts; Religion; Justice; Property; Conclusion: New Contexts; Appendixes; A. Gathering Clamors; B. Elusive Evidence; C.A Miscellany of Curse Formulas; D. Fulbert of Chartres as Author of In spiritu humilitatis; E. Vestiges in the Age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation; F. Clamors and Cursing Formulas; Index of Manuscripts; General Index
Control code
on1042219831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 296 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501727702
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvg22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042219831

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