Preaching the Crusades: Mendicant Friars and the Cross in the Thirteenth Century

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 16, 1998 - History - 202 pages
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This study describes the way in which the Franciscan and Dominican orders became involved in preaching the cross and examines their contribution to the crusading movement of the thirteenth century.
  

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Contents

The founder saints and the crusaders
8
Pope Gregory IX and the early friars
20
Papal crusade propaganda and the friars
32
Innocent IV
62
The later thirteenth century
79
The organization of the preaching of the cross in the provinces of the mendicant orders
96
Friars crusade sermons and preaching aids
111
The friars and the financing of the crusaders
123
The friars and the redemption of crusade vows
135
Conclusion
161
The crusade against the Drenther and the Establishment of the Dominican Inquisition on Germany
167
A list of thirteenth century sermons and exampla for the recruitment of crusaders
170
Bibliography
175
Index
191
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Maier-University of Basel

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