Church and Belief in the Middle Ages
Church and Belief in the Middle Ages
Popes, Saints, and Crusaders
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Preface Sari Katajala-Peltomaa and Kirsi Salonen In the Name of Saints Peter and Paul: Popes, Conversion, and Sainthood in Western Christianity Sari Katajala-Peltomaa, Kirsi Salonen, and Kurt Villads Jensen I. Papal Administration The Cost of Grace: The Composition Fees in the Penitentiary, c. 1450-1500 Ludwig Schmugge Career Prospects of Minor Curialists in the Fifteenth Century: The Case of Petrus Profilt Jussi Hanska A Criminal Trial at the Court of the Chamber Auditor: An Analysis of a registrum from 1515-1516 in the Danish National Archives Per Ingesman II. Saints and Miracles The Power of the Saints and the Authority of the Popes: The History of Sainthood and Late Medieval Canonization Processes Gábor Klaniczay Velut Alter Alexius: The Saint Alexis Model in Medieval Hagiography Paolo Golinelli Judicium Medicine and Judicium Sanctitatis - Medical Doctors in the Canonization Process of Nicolas of Tolentino (1325): Experts Subject to the Inquisitorial Logic Didier Lett Heavenly Healing or Failure of Faith? Partial Cures in Later Medieval Canonization Processes Jenni Kuuliala III. Crusades and Conversion Servi Beatae Marie Virginis: Christians and Pagans in Henry's Chronicle of Livonia Jüri Kivimäe Holy War - Holy Wrath! Baltic Wars Between Regulated Warfare and Total Annihilation around 1200 Kurt Villads Jensen The Swedish Expeditions ('Crusades') towards Finland Reconsidered Jens E. Olesen

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"It is the merit of this volume [...] to assess and highlight the flexible and adaptable nature of the medieval Latin Church, its intricate administrative practices and mechanisms, its labyrinthine record keeping and intertwined interests that blend together saints and scholars, bureaucrats and miracle witnesses, popes and pagans. The successful combination of various methodologies, from case studies to reflective surveys, is presented in an academic format, each article being accompanied by a Bibliography divided into unpublished sources, printed archival records and secondary literature."
- Ciprian Adinel Dinca, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Recensiones librorum (2021)

Kirsi Salonen, Sari Katajala-Peltomaa (eds)

Church and Belief in the Middle Ages

Popes, Saints, and Crusaders

The roles of popes, saints, and crusaders were inextricably intertwined in the Middle Ages: papal administration was fundamental in the making and promulgating of new saints and in financing crusades, while crusaders used saints as propaganda to back up the authority of popes, and even occasionally ended up being sanctified themselves. Yet, current scholarship rarely treats these three components of medieval faith together. This book remedies that by bringing together scholars to consider the links among the three and the ways that understanding them can help us build a more complete picture of the working of the church and Christianity in the Middle Ages.

Kirsi Salonen

Kirsi Salonen is professor of European and World History at the University of Turku, Finland. She is specialist of medieval ecclesiastical history and history of law. Her most recent monograph in English is Papal Justice in the Late Middle Ages (Routledge, 2016).

Sari Katajala-Peltomaa

Sari Katajala-Peltomaa is a research fellow at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Tampere