Letters, 1-30

by Peter Damian
Catholic University of America Press, 1989
eISBN: 978-0-8132-3224-9, Paper: 978-0-8132-2636-1

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Peter Damian (1007-1072), an eleventh-century monk and man of letters, left a large and significant body of correspondence. Over one hundred and eighty letters have been preserved, principally from Damian's own monastery of Fonte Avellana. Ranging in length from short memoranda to longer monographs, the letters provide a contemporary account of many of the controversies of the eleventh century: purgatory, the Eucharist, clerical marriage and celibacy, immorality, and others. Peter Damian, or "Peter the Sinner" as he often referred to himself, was one of the most learned men of his day, and his letters are filled with both erudition and zeal for reform.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents
Preface
Abbreviations
Select Bibliography
Concordance
Life and Writings
Preservation and Contents of Letters
Manuscripts and Editions
Precis of Selected Letters
Letter 1
Letter 2
Letter 3
Letter 4
Letter 5
Letter 6
Letter 7
Letter 8
Letter 9
Letter 10
Letter 11
Letter 12
Letter 13
Letter 14
Letter 15
Letter 16
Letter 17
Letter 18
Letter 19
Letter 20
Letter 21
Letter 22
Letter 23
Letter 24
Letter 25
Letter 26
Letter 27
Letter 28
Letter 29
Letter 30
Indices
Index of Proper Names
Index of Sacred Scripture

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