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Rituals for the dead : religion and community in the Medieval University of Paris

Author: William J Courtenay
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019]
Series: Conway lectures in medieval studies.
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"In his fascinating new book, based on the Conway Lectures he delivered at Notre Dame in 2016, William Courtenay examines aspects of the religious life of one medieval institution, the University of Paris, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. In place of the traditional account of teaching programs and curriculum, however, the focus here is on religious observances and the important role that prayers for the  Read more...
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Courtenay, William J., author.
Rituals for the Dead
Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018044730
(OCoLC)1052901717
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Courtenay
ISBN: 9780268104948 0268104948 9780268104931 026810493X 9780268104955 0268104956
OCLC Number: 1031910823
Description: xi, 201 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the University of Paris and its communities --
Death in Paris --
The University's dead --
By whom the bells toll --
Allocating spiritual rewards: the power of the mass for the souls of the dead --
Virtus missae and its development --
The money economy and the afterlife --
Candles for Our Lady: the arts faculty nations as confraternities --
Candles in the ceremonies of the nations --
The churches of the nations --
Nations as confraternities --
Gaudy night: colleges and prayers for the dead --
Halls and colleges --
Medieval colleges and memorials for the dead --
Medieval colleges and Islamic Madrasas --
A hidden presence: women and the University of Paris --
Women and higher education in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries --
University wives --
Women in trades connected to the university --
Women as founders of colleges --
The growth of Marian devotion --
Dedications to the Virgin before 1200 --
The image of the Virgin on individual seals --
Marian devotion as evidenced in college statutes --
Marian iconography on magisterial seals --
Balancing inequality.
Series Title: Conway lectures in medieval studies.
Other Titles: Religion and community in the Medieval University of Paris
Responsibility: William J. Courtenay.

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