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La Pologne dans l’Eglise médiévale

1st Edition

By Jerzy Kloczowski


336 pages

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The establishment of Latin Christianity in Poland had a profound impact on its development, and this is the subject of the present volume. The articles range from surveys tracing the main phases of this evolution and the Church’s expansion between the 10th and the 16th centuries, to particular studies of parish organisation and the role of the monastic orders - above all the Mendicants, whose importance Professor Kloczowski considers has been much underestimated. In addition, he has also been concerned to relate developments in Poland to those in the neighbouring parts of east-central Europe, in Bohemia, Hungary and, later, in Lithuania, and to trace the ties linking the area with the West, and especially with Italy. La fondation de la chrétienté latine en Pologne a eu un impact profond sur son développement; ceci forme le sujet du présent volume. Les articles vont d’évaluations retraçant les principales phases de cette évolution et de l’expansion de l’Eglise entre le 10e et le 16e siècle, à des études spécifiques sur l’organisation paroissiale et le rôle des ordres monastiques - surtout les Mendiants, dont l’importance, selon le professeur Kloczowski, a été beaucoup trop sousestimée. Il s’est aussi attaché à établir les rapports entre les développements en Pologne et ceux dans les parties avoisinantes de l’Europe de l’Est centrale, en Bohème, en Hongrie et, plus tard, en Lithuanie. Il tente aussi de retracer les liens unissant cette région à l’Ouest et, plus particulièrement à l’Italie.


'A brief summary such as this cannot do justice to the richness and breadth of these collected studies….it is good to have them gathered here.' The Catholic Historical Review

Table of Contents

Contents: Bibliographie complémentaire; Préface; I: Christianisation de la Pologne; II: La province ecclésiastique de la Pologne et ses évêques; III: Les paroisses en Bohême, en Hongrie et en Pologne, Xe-XIIIe s.; IV: L’érémitisme dans les territoires Slaves Occidentaux; V: La vie monastique en Pologne et en Bohême, XIe-XIIe s.; VI: Les chanoines en Pologne, XIe-XIIe s.; VII: Les Cisterciens en Pologne, XIIe-XIIIe s.; VIII: Dominicans of the Polish province in the Middle Ages; IX: The Brothers Minor in medieval Poland; X: The Church and the nation: the example of the Mendicants in 13th-century Poland; XI: Panorama geografico, cronologico e statistico sulla distribuzione degli studia degli Ordini Mendicanti; XII: Les Chartreux et la Pologne médiévale; XIII: L’Europe centrale et occidentale à l’époque de Lyon II; XIV: Avignon et la Pologne à l’époque d’Urbain V et de Grégoire XI (1362-1378); XV: La Pologne et la christianisation de la Lituanie; XVI: Italie et les cultures des élites ecclésiastiques de la Pologne au XVe s.; XVII: L’Observance en Europe centro-orientale au XVe s.; XVIII: Les mendiants et la passion du Christ dans la Pologne médiévale; Index.

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