Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4814
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  • Title: Pope Innocent III and Familial Relationships of Clergy and Religious [The author draws on the letters of Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) to answer these questions: "Did Innocent permit illegitimate children, especially those of the major clergy, to receive ecclesiastical offices and benefices when they reached maturity? What was the papal position when the nuclear or extended family attempted to provide support for its children, nephews, and other kin? Did the pope intervene in any way to aid in the maintenance of these individuals?" (page 108).].
  • Source: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History , ( 1993): Pages 105 - 148.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bishops Canon Law Clergy- Family of Ecclesiastical Reform Illegitimacy Inheritance Innocent III, Pope Nepotism Papacy- Dispensations
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  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 13
  • Primary Evidence: Letter;Manuscript; Vatican City, Vatican Archives, Registra Vaticana 4-7, 7A and 8. In the Appendix the author lists the sixty-five letters of Pope Innocent III which are discussed in her article.
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  • Year of Publication: 1993.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00818224