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Friar-Youths And Troublesome Others

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This chapter shows that conventual priors in the fourteenth-century Province of Aragon, being caught up in the momentum of developments, lost much of the autonomous control that their predecessors formerly exercised over local communitiee. It reviews the few notices about priors in previous scholarship, remarking especially upon the limitations of the evidence usually mustered and the fragility of the image thence drawn. The chapter presents the provincial acts, which have much to offer toward a more detailed portrait of office and office holder. The acts confirm that the pressures upon priors could be intense, that these pressures intensified as the organization matured, and that among the Order's major offices the priorate was the one least able to resist the redefinition and redistribution of administrative power that occurred in a period of difficult change.

Keywords:Aragon; fourteenth-century; office holder; provincial acts



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