Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8908
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Peters , Edward.
  • Contributor(s):
  • Title: History, Historians, and Clerical Celibacy [The author briefly surveys the historiography of clerical celibacy. Earlier historians took a polemical stance on the issues, but in the latter half of the twentieth century, scholars contextualized their research within a much wider perspective. 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 3 - 21.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Celibacy Clergy- Sexual Behavior Historiography Sexuality
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
  • Related Resources: Henry Charles Lea established the foundations for modern study of clerical celibacy with his An Historical Sketch of Sacerdotal Celibacy in the Christian Church (1867). It is thus very appropriate that Edward Peters, Lea Professor of Medieval History at t
  • Primary Evidence:
  • Illustrations:
  • Table:
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815324308
  • Material/Technique :
  • Rights: