Utterback, Kristine T.

Pastoral Care and Administration in Mid-Fourteenth Century Barcelona. Exercising the ' Art of Arts'
1993 0-7734-9311-5
This book combines the theory of thirteenth and fourteenth century pastoral legislation and pastoral manuals from Barcelona with the realities found in documents from the Barcelona bishops' courts between 1335-1363, the years surrounding the Black Death. Not surprisingly, the two differ vastly, and matters which occupied canonists and theologians often received no official attention in court records. This book develops a picture of diocesan life in Barcelona based on the structures imposed by its legislation, but it also explores the social history of a diocese and its parishes in the period before, during and after the Black Death.