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Title: The Hammer of the Inquisitors: Brother Bernard Delicieux and the Struggle Against the Inquisition in Fourteenth-Century France
Author: Friedlander, Alan
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2000
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004115194
Volumes: 1; Pages: xx, 330
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The early fourteenth century saw the resistance of the Franciscans to the conduct of the ecclesiastical Inquisition in the wake of the Cathar heresy, the crisis and destruction of the Spiritual Franciscan movement and the struggle to maintain the unity of France under Philip the Fair. The movement to suppress the Inquisition--unique in the Middle Ages--was conceived of and directed by Bernard Delicieux, one of the last leaders of the Spiritual Franciscans, whose rise to fame and involvement in these controversies forms the focus of this first monographic treatment in 70 years."... plausible and usually persuasive."--Patrick Nold, English Historical Review, 2002."Friedlander ... succeeds admirably in his task of recovering Bernard Francisan and giving us a firmly grounded picture of what it could mean to follow the ideals of the saint of Assisi in the turbulent context of the late 1200s and early 1300s."--James B. Given, Speculum, 2001.