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Growth, Crisis And Recovery

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This chapter presents a number of piquant examples of an early and lasting tendency to disorder. Boccaccio, Chaucer and others attest to a broadly-perceived lack of corporate sanctity among the Dominican friars, whom they show to be a worldly, self-regarding lot. The chapter briefly discusses these external criticisms, moving the analysis from outside perceptions of the friars' faults inward toward an understanding of how the friars themselves imagined their own lives and work. In the Province of Aragon evidence of bad boy behavior is not hard to find, and not merely the invention of critics, because much of it comes to us from the provincial chapter acts in the very direct form of annual lists of penances meted out to erring friars. The Dominican Order's internal disabilities went beyond the errors and abuses of a few individual rank-and-file bad-boy friars.

Keywords:Aragon; bad boy behavior; bad-boy friars; Dominican friars



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