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A Hound of God: Pierre de la Palud and the Fourteenth-Century Church

Jean Dunbabin

Abstract

Pierre de la Palud was a friar of aristocratic birth who was appointed Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1329. This biography follows the course of his eventful life, and exploits his copious writings to build up a vivid picture of the man and the world he inhabited. Lawyer, advocate, preacher, reformer, theologian, politician, encyclopedist, crusader – Pierre was all of these, and the voice of each can be heard in his writing. This book traces the career of Pierre de la Palud from his early reflections on contemporary moral issues – including papal prerogatives, contraception, and usury – to his poli ... More

Keywords: Palud, Jerusalem, papal prerogatives, contraception, usury, Dominican friar, Christian church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198222910
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222910.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Dunbabin, author
St Anne's College, Oxford

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