Ian Wei asked about texts for undergraduate teaching a while back.

May I suggest the translation of 'The Chronicle of Salimbene de Adam' 
(eds./transl. J.L. Baird et al) (Medieval and Renaissance texts and 
studies, 40) (Binghamton, New York, 1986), pp.410-17?

The passage includes:

1. A justification for confession to mendicant friars.
2. An excremental anecdote about how a woman got her revenge on a priest 
who tried to seduce her during confession.  
3. A further story of a woman who confessed to a friar that after she was 
raped, she went to confession three times, and each time a priest raped 
her. The friar, needless to say, did not. [Pro-friar, anti-secular-priest 
propaganda in response to propaganda directed the other way?]
4. Popes have given the friars the right to preach and hear confessions.

Salimbene is one of the most valuable sources for thirteenth-century 
religious history; his so-called chronicle has just as much right to be 
called an autobiography as Guibert of Nogent's twelfth-century 'Memoirs'. 
It is a pity that the Baird translation is not available in paperback. But 
unless it were to be slimmed down, I don't think it could be.

Gary Dickson
University of Edinburgh