Priests and Their Books in Late Medieval Eichstätt

Priests and Their Books in Late Medieval Eichstätt

This book analyzes the acquisition and use of texts by the parish clergy in the diocese of Eichstätt between 1400 and 1520 to refute the amusing, but misleading, image of the lustful and ignorant cleric so popular in the satirical literature of the period. By the fifteenth-century, more widely available local schooling and increasing university attendance had improved the educational level of the clergy; priests were bureaucrats as well as pastors and both roles… (more)

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Publisher: Lexington Books (October 23, 2017)

Page count: 242 pages

Language: English


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