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

4 Institutional Development

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

The indulgences were part of the privileges granted to crusaders in order to make them go, to protect their interests while on crusade, and to give them proper rewards for their toil. This chapter looks at the various formulas that were used by the popes to denote spiritual privileges for crusades in our period (until 1216), and at the development towards a more fixed formula. It examines the significance of the particular formulas by looking at how rare or how frequent they were, and at the purposes they were employed for, apart from crusades. The survey of the papal proclamations of crusade indulgences has demonstrated that the indulgence remained essentially a commutation of penance; similarly, the survey of the writings of the theologians also found that they continued to explain the indulgences on the lines of commutations.

Keywords: commutation of penance; crusaders; indulgences; papal proclamations; spiritual privileges; theologians

10.1163/9789004282841_005
/content/books/b9789004282841_005
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
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:
     
    The Crusade Indulgence — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation