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A Hound of God

Pierre de la Palud and the Fourteenth-Century Church

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A Hound of God by Jean Dunbabin
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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 writings. Jean Dunbabin's scholarly and penetrating study traces the career of Pierre de la Palud from his early reflections on contemporary moral issues, including papal prerogatives, contraception, and usury, to his political and diplomatic activities as Patriarch of Jerusalem. From Dominican friar to French courtier, the variety of Pierre's experience and the range of his writings reflect the turbulence of the fourteenth-century Christian church.
Release date NZ
January 3rd, 1991
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
222
Dimensions
147x225x19
ISBN-13
9780198222910
Product ID
2248690

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