Anatomy of a Crusade, 1213-1221 by James M. Powell

By James M. Powell

James M. Powell the following deals a brand new interpretation of the 5th Crusade's ancient and social impression, and a richly profitable view of lifestyles within the 13th century. Powell addresses such questions because the measure of well known curiosity within the crusades, the spiritual weather of the interval, the social constitution of the club of the campaign, and the consequences of the recruitment attempt at the consequence.

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They were his agents in the field, and he took them into his confidence regarding his plan. He provided them with copies of Vineam Domini, Quia maior, and other letters related to the council and the crusade so that they would be fully informed regarding his intentions. The procurators were to hold the office of legate for the preaching of the crusade, for the defense of the privileges of crusaders, and for those matters concerned with the crusade outlined in the general letters referred to above.

19 He ordered them to deposit all money they collected with a religious house and to furnish him with an annual report on the amount collected, as well as on the results of their recruitment efforts. 20 The model on which Innocent drew for his advice to the procurators of the crusade was based on his experience with the preaching against the Albigensian heretics, where the ostentation of the papal preachers had drawn criticism both from the heretics and from individuals like St. Dominic and Bishop Diego de Osma, who were engaged in that work.

The archbishops of Mainz and Magdeburg supported Frederick, while Dietrich of Cologne favored Otto IV. 26 In all probability, these Brought to you by | New York University Bobst Library Authenticated Download Date | 2/11/15 12:55 AM 24 Anatomy of a Crusade political problems influenced the selection of many of the crusade procurators. Most of these men had strong ties to the papacy, but they were no doubt acceptable to the court of Frederick II. 28 In the selection of these individuals, the tradition of crusade preaching in both orders was no doubt a primary factor.

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