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  • Record Number: 3961
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Dachowski , Elizabeth.
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  • Title: Tertius est optimus: Marriage, Continence and Virginity in the Politics of Late Tenth- and Early Eleventh-Century Francia [The author concentrates on Abbo, abbot of Fleury, who wrote texts arguing for the importance of clerical celibacy. He stressed the moral superiority of monks and the pope. Abbo also urged ecclesiastical oversight of marriage. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Purity and Piety: Essays on Medieval Clerical Celibacy and Religious Reform.  Edited by Michael FrassettoGarland Medieval Casebooks Series.  Garland Publishing, 1998.  Pages 117 - 129.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abbo, Abbot of Fleury Celibacy Clergy- Sexual Behavior Monks Politics
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 10-11
  • Related Resources: The paper of Elizabeth Dachowski, ("Tertius est optimus: Marriage, Continence and Virginity in the Politics of Late Tenth- and Early Eleventh-Century Francia") draws similar conclusions through looking at the writing of Abbo of Fleury. From the review wri
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  • Author's Affiliation: Lock Haven University
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815324308
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