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Taming a brood of vipers [electronic resource] : conflict and change in fourteenth-century Dominican convents / by Michael A. Vargas.

By: Vargas, Michael A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Medieval and early modern Iberian world: v. 42.Publisher: Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, c2011Description: 1 online resource (viii, 350 p.) : maps.ISBN: 9789004203167 (electronic bk.); 9004203168 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Dominicans. Provincia de Arag�on -- History | Aragon (Spain) -- Church history | Fourteenth century | Aragon (Spain) -- Church history | Dominicans. Provincia de Arago�n -- History | RELIGION -- Institutions & OrganizationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Taming a brood of vipers.DDC classification: 271/.20465509023 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Success and successors -- The contentious birth of a new province -- Growth, crisis and recovery -- Bad-boy friars and complicit leaders -- Friar-youths and troublesome others -- Office and official -- Challenged vows -- In defense of corporate honor.
Summary: Gamblers, cheats, womanizers and thieves, and cranky reformers who wanted their old Order back, flesh-and-blood men with complicated desires and knotty dispositions. Opening a rich trove of sources the annual chapter acts of the Dominican Order 's Province of Aragon Michael Vargas uncovers the costly successes and institutional weaknesses that contributed to the distressing realities of Dominican conventual life in the troubled fourteenth century. Taming a Brood of Vipers finds Dominican friars engaged in activities very much at odds with our sense of the way it should have been, but removing.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Success and successors -- The contentious birth of a new province -- Growth, crisis and recovery -- Bad-boy friars and complicit leaders -- Friar-youths and troublesome others -- Office and official -- Challenged vows -- In defense of corporate honor.

Gamblers, cheats, womanizers and thieves, and cranky reformers who wanted their old Order back, flesh-and-blood men with complicated desires and knotty dispositions. Opening a rich trove of sources the annual chapter acts of the Dominican Order 's Province of Aragon Michael Vargas uncovers the costly successes and institutional weaknesses that contributed to the distressing realities of Dominican conventual life in the troubled fourteenth century. Taming a Brood of Vipers finds Dominican friars engaged in activities very much at odds with our sense of the way it should have been, but removing.

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