Mendicants, Military Orders, and Regionalism in Medieval Europe

1st Edition

Jürgen Sarnowsky

Routledge
Published June 28, 1999
Reference - 348 Pages
ISBN 9781840146233 - CAT# Y284198

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Summary

The new religious orders of the 12th and 13th centuries - the military orders and the mendicants - were established as international orders. Yet they were inevitably dependent on regional and local conditions for recruitment and finance, and could not escape involvement in the power structures, whether secular or ecclesiastical, of the areas in which they were based. This book examines the tensions that arose from this, and how they evolved and were manifested. It looks in particular at the orders’ early expansion, and at the special conditions that applied in frontier regions, notably those in Northern and Central Europe which have typically been less well studied.

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