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The layman between catechesis and destruction (Iberian Peninsula - centuries XIV, XV and XVI)

Grant number: 15/01953-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2015
Effective date (End): April 15, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Ancient and Medieval History
Principal Investigator:Susani Silveira Lemos Franca
Grantee:Leandro Alves Teodoro
Supervisor: Catherine Vincent
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Franca. Franca , SP, Brazil
Research place: Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Paris 10), France  
Associated to the scholarship:14/13125-9 - The rude Christian at the target of the Iberian confessor (14th, 15th centuries and beginning of 16th Century), BP.PD


In the early fourteenth century, several civilized prelates of Castille and Portugal started developing synodal constitutions and catechisms in the vernacular, so that the parish priests and other clerics could learn not only to manage their parishes, but also to teach the most basic principles of the Church to their christian faithful. With emphasis, therefore, on the pedagogical role of these two types of prescriptive works, the objective of this work is to question to what extent the faithful fudged ignorant at that time could insert into their vocabulary, through catechesis, the expressions and religious terms to help them to naturalize practices recognized as virtuous and praiseworthy by ecclesiastical canons. More precisely, unfolding one purpose of my post-doctoral research, The rude christian in the sights of Iberian confessors, which is around the examination of the role of cathechesis and penitential confession for improving practices labeled as ignorant faithful, this project, to be developed over a period of six months abroad, seeks probe the moralizing pamphlets written by literate bishops and archibishops , in the kingdoms of Castille and Portugal between the fourteenth century and threshold of sixteenth, with the purpose of scanning teaching techniques of moral principles which were considered rudimentary at this time. (AU)

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