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  • Title: Pope Gregory VII and the Chastity of the Clergy [The author examines the activities of Pope Gregory with an emphasis on his efforts to enforce clerical celibacy, particularly in Germany and France. He brought a moral emphasis to the issue and communicated its importance to every level within the church and among the laiety. 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 269 - 302.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Celibacy Clergy- Sexual Behavior Ecclesiastical Reform Gregory VII, Pope Politics Popes
  • Geographic Area: France;Germany;Italy
  • Century: 11
  • Related Resources: Cowdrey's essay looks closely at the letters of Gregory VII to show the unprecedented extent of his involvement in the every day affairs of the Church, particularly in Germany. From the review written by Constant Mews on "Medieval Purity and Piety: Essay
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815324308
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