Item description for Structures of Reform: The Mercedarian Order in the Spanish Golden Age (Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions Medieval and Early Modern Peoples) by Bruce Taylor...
During the 16th and the 17th centuries the Mercedarian Order of friars, founded in the 1220s, underwent a period of reform from which it emerged utterly transformed. This study sets out to examine not only the context of that reform - the policies of the crown and the papacy, the condition of Catalonia and Spain at large, the circumstances prevailing within the Order and the dialogue with its past - but also to grasp the essence of monastic reform itself against this diverse background. The imposition of other than purely religious criteria onto the reform agenda alerts us to the deeper implications of monastic change in Early Modern Europe. For the Mercedarians the result by 1650 was a wholly new Order; the evolution of this process, by turns calculated and unexpected, is here explored.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.69" Width: 6.46" Height: 1.57" Weight: 2.38 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004118578 ISBN13 9789004118577
Availability 0 units.
More About Bruce Taylor
Bruce Taylor is a two-time winner of the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry. He has published three books of poetry: Getting On with the Era (1987), Cold Rubber Feet (1989), and Facts (1998). He has been a teacher, a puppeteer, and a freelance journalist. He lives in Wakefield, Quebec.
Bruce Taylor has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.