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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Thanks!  I thought there must be an article on it somewhere...

Catherine

On Jun 26 2006, Herwig Weigl wrote:

>medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>
>> I wonder if anyone knows of any historiography on something that turns 
>> up in the section on magic in Gratian's Decretum (C. 26): the idea 
>> that priests might say a mass for the dead in the name of a person 
>> who's still alive, in order to make them die more quickly. 
>
>In German:
>Klaus Schreiner, Tot- und Mordbeten, Totenmesse für Lebende. 
>Todeswünsche im Gewand mittelalterlicher Frömmigkeit, in; Das Andere 
>Wahrnehmen. Beiträge zur europäischen Geschichte. August Nitschke zum 
>65. Geburtstag gewidmet, ed. Martin Kintzinger, Wolfgang Stürner, 
>Johannes Zahlten (Köln/Weimar/Wien 1991) 335-355.
>
>yours, h.w.
>
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Dr Catherine Rider
Junior Research Fellow in Medieval History
Christ's College, Cambridge

"Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages" Available now through all good 
bookshops, or direct from Oxford University Press at: 
http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-928222-6

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