The Fourth Lateran Council and the Crusade Movement

The Impact of the Council of 1215 on Latin Christendom and the East

The Fourth Lateran Council and the Crusade Movement Author Jessalynn Bird
Isbn 9782503580883
File size 4MB
Year 2018
Pages 340
Language English, French
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

The Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 is often considered as the high water-mark for the Medieval Church with its decisions affecting the cultural, social, religious and intellectual history of the Later Medieval World. The council was also a major event in the history of the crusades not only because the reform of the church and the recovery of the Holy Land were the central concerns of Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) but also because at the time of the council political decisions were made which affected all theatres of crusading and the canons of the council dealt with issues concerning piety and economics which had very long-term implications for the crusading movement. This book, bringing together an international team of scholars, is the first to deal with Fourth Lateran and the crusades in entirety and argues for the centrality of the council in the history of the crusades. It will be of interest not only to scholars of the history of the crusades but also to those interested in the history of the religious life of the Middle Ages as well to students of the particular areas and themes under discussion.

 

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