The Poor and Marginalized in Early Medieval Europe: Gregory the Great's Use of Defenders, Notaries, and Meritorious Almsgiving

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Pages:250
ISBN:1-4955-0871-4
978-1-4955-0871-4
Price:$179.95
"This work [offers] a comprehensive investigation into how Gregory the Great cared for the poor and the marginalized. Methodologically, this study constitute[s] the first investigation of his use of lesser orders, defensores ecclesiarum (defenders) and notarii (notaries). This book fill[s] a lacuna in explicating the roles and demographic characteristics of these lesser orders. It...also illustrate[s] his use of meritorious almsgiving and gifts to maintain the services of his significant donors."
From the Author's "Introduction"

Table of Contents

PART I
Introduction

Chapter 1 - Gregory’s Life and Background with the Voluntary and Nonmonastic Poor

Chapter 2 - Defensores Ecclesiarum and the Protection of the Poor and Marginalized in Gregory the Great’s Papacy

Chapter 3 - Gregory the Great’s Use of Notaries to Protect the Poor and Marginalized

PART II
Chapter 4 - Gregory the Great’s Use of Gift Giving to Support the Poor and Marginalized

Book Conclusions

Appendix of Critical Editions, Translations, and Manuscripts

Bibliography

Index of Names


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