Portland State University. Department of History
Susan C. Karant-Nunn
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (82 p.)
Catholic Church -- Europe -- Clergy -- History, Itinerancy (Church polity) -- Catholic Church -- History
This thesis attempts to trace the origins of the wandering preachers who appeared around 1100 in Europe. These were men who took it upon themselves to wander through towns am countryside, preaching a variety of messages wherever they from an audience. They are of interest in prefiguring St Francis' style, and in exemplifying the ramification of voluntary poverty styles which formed their context. They are also important for their central role in various movements of popular piety.
Mellinger, Laura, "The first wandering preachers" (1985). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3538.