Religious Life



Th. creation of the signori. within the Romagna was obviously a defeat for the papacy in the political field. Yet in the same period, the Church won notable victories in terms of its religious doctrines and organisation. Widespread heresy was subdued; the anticlerical struggles of the communes were resolved; and the grants of vicariate ended by compromise a situation where political hostility to the papal curia could lead to a rejection of its ecclesiastical teaching. As a result, the fourteenth century saw a new and closer linking of all society with the institutions of religion, and the firm establishment of religious orthodoxy.


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© John Larner 1965

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  1. 1.Glasgow UniversityUK

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