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I would second Tom Izbicki's recommendation of Schaffern, since the theology and practice of indulgences impacted the redemption of crusade vows (and concepts of crusade indulgences, of course!).  Schaffern is the best modern thing out there on indulgences.


From: medieval-religion - Scholarly discussions of medieval religious culture [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jessalynn Bird
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Dear Cecilia,
 
Sorry for the delayed reply.  What period was the vow redemption from?  (This makes a big difference both in theory and in practice--as far as both can be surmised). 
 
Maureen Purcell's _Papal Policy_ and Elizabeth Siberry's _Criticism of the Crusades_ have some useful information too (in addition to Brundage and Maier), although a systematic study of redemptions has yet to be done.
 
By the way,  I just read your book on Louis IX with much interest.  It is absolutely magnificent!
 
Sincerely,
 
Jessalynn


From: medieval-religion - Scholarly discussions of medieval religious culture [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cecilia Gaposchkin
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2008 6:20 AM
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Subject: [M-R] Redemption of Crusading Vows - question

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Dear all,

I have just been reading about the redemption of crusading vows.  One well documented case involving a nobleman's redemption involved his payment of a sum of money great enough to fund one miles for one year to go to the holy land. For this, the nobleman received his plenary indulgence.

Can someone tell me about the said "miles" who would go in the nobleman's stead. Would he received the spiritual benefits of crusading? Would he get a plenary indulgence? Is this a kind of "two for one" deal?  Or would the sum for the redemption, so calculated, be actually sent to the curial war chest, rather than actually fund a replacement crusader.

Thoughts and knowledge will be appreciated.

thanks
cecilia
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