A Cloister on Trial: Religious Culture and Everyday Life in by Gabriella Erdélyi PDF

By Gabriella Erdélyi

ISBN-10: 1409467597

ISBN-13: 9781409467595

In 1517, the often tranquil friary within the Hungarian city of Körmend came upon itself on the centre of controversy while its Augustinian friars, charged with drunkenness, sexual abuses and liturgical negligence, have been pushed out and changed with observant Franciscans. The agent of switch during this clash, cardinal Thomas Bakócz, claimed to be appearing within the identify of ’cloister reform’ inspired by means of a non secular time table, whereas the Augustinians portrayed themselves because the sufferers of a political online game. in accordance with the surviving interrogations of a papal enquiry into those occasions, this e-book illuminates the tensions and capability clash that lurked in the spiritual tradition of a likely unremarkable and distant city. the tale of the friary trial of Körmend offers a desirable window into faith and society of Europe on the sunrise of the Reformation, investigating the approaches wherein traditional humans grow to be old brokers from the written documents. via focussing on their stories as represented within the trial records the e-book finds the areas and borders of person and communal motion in the dynamic of lay-clerical kinfolk negotiated in a friary reform initially of the sixteenth century. additionally, the ethical nature of the accusations levelled on the Augustinians - and no matter if those have been justified or instigated for political purposes - deals extra insights into the character of late-medieval Catholicism and the claims of Protestant reformers.

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