Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

6 The Reception of William Durant the Younger’s Treatises in Late Medieval and Early Modern Times

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

William Durant the Younger was born in about 1266 in Puimisson near Beziers in Southern France, and served as bishop of Mende and count of Gevaudan, an extended territory in the south of the Massif Central, from 1296 until his death in 1330. The younger Durant is best known for a great treatise on the reform of the church that he submitted to the Council of Vienne 1311-12. Durant's treatise thus differs in several respects from the writings to which this colloquium is primarily devoted. It is an occasional piece of writing on the reform of the church. By no means does it deal systematically with anything that could be called political theory. The difficulty is made considerably greater by the method Durant used to express himself in his treatise. Durant's treatise thus does not seem to have circulated widely during the fourteenth century.

Keywords: Gevaudan; Vienne; William Durant

10.1163/9789004269576_008
/content/books/b9789004269576_008
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Past Sense — Studies in Medieval and Early Modern European History — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation