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Lessons from Portuguese bishops on the correction of Christian customs (15th and early 16th century)

Grant number: 19/26692-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2020
Effective date (End): January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Ancient and Medieval History
Principal Investigator:Leandro Alves Teodoro
Grantee:Flávia Catusso Daisson Santos
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/11111-9 - The teaching of the Christian faith in the Iberian Peninsula (14th and 15th centuries), AP.JP


This proposal intends to analyze the role assigned to the bishops in Portuguese society of the fifteenth century to correct the conduct of other clergy as well as the laity. With an emphasis on the constitutions of two archbishops of Braga, D. Luís Pires and D. Diogo de Sousa, this study will examine how their actions helped stimulate clergy reform and create behavioral parameters for the laity. In addition, this Scientific Initiation research will analyze the displacements between the two texts in order to map similarities and differences between the synods celebrated by each of these two archbishops in the archdiocese of Braga. (AU)