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Violence and the Medieval Clergy


Edited by Gerhard Jaritz, professor of Medieval Studies at Central European University and senior research fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Ana Marinković, research assistant at the Department of Art History, University of Zagreb

Violence was omnipresent in medieval society and affected all areas of life and the members of all social strata. Surviving sources deal regularly with any issues of violent actions, signs and results of violence, violent people and coping with violence. In such evidence, also the members of the clergy played an important role – as writers about violence and critics of it, but also as perpetrators, victims, and witnesses.


Preface Peter Clarke, The Medieval Clergy and Violence: A Historiographical Introduction Kirsi Salonen, The Apostolic Penitentiary and Violence in the Roman Curia Torstein Jorgensen, “Killings, Unfortunately, Take Place More Often Here than Anywhere Else:” Civil and Clerical Homicide in Late Medieval Norway Etleva Lala, Violence and the Clergy in Late Medieval Albania: with and without the Penitentiary Gerhard Jaritz, The Bread-Knife Gordan Ravancic, Sacred Space, Violence and Public Law in the Cloisters of the Franciscan and Dominican Houses of Dubrovnik Nella Lonza, The Priest Barbius and His Crime before the State and Church Authorities of Medieval Dubrovnik List of Contributors, Index

CEU Medievalia Series 16

102 pages
ISBN 978-615-5053-26-9 paperback $25.95 / €23.95 / £19.99