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Armsbearing and the Clergy in the History and Cano... - a book by Duggan, Lawrence G.

Armsbearing and the Clergy in the History and Canon Law of Western Christianity

Armsbearing and the Clergy in the History and Canon Law of Western Christianity( )
Author: Duggan, Lawrence G.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $99.00
Book Description:

In the first millennium the Christian Church forbade its clergy from bearing arms. In the mid-eleventh century the ban was reiterated many times at the highest levels: all participants in the battle of Hastings, for example, who had drawn blood were required to do public penance. Yet over the next two hundred years the canon law of the Latin Church changed significantly: the pope and bishops came to authorize and direct wars; military-religious orders, beginning with the Templars,...
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Detailed Subjects: Religion / Religion, Politics & State
Religion / Christian Church / Canon & Ecclesiastical Law
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.14 x 9.21 x 0.69 Inches
Book Weight:1.26 Pounds

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