'Heretical Networks Between East and West: The Case of the Fraticelli'

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

44 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This article explores the links between the Franciscan heresy of the Fraticelli and the Latin territories of Greece, between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. It argues that the early involvement of Franciscan dissidents, like Angelo Clareno, with the lands of Latin Romania played an important role in the development of the Franciscan movement of dissent, on the one hand by allowing its enemies to associate them with the disobedient Greek Church and on the other by establishing safe havens where the dissidents were relatively safe from the persecution of the Inquisition and whence they were also able to send missionaries back to Italy to revive the movement there. In doing so, the article reviews all the known information about Fraticelli communities in Greece, and discovers two hitherto unknown references, proving that the sect continued to exist in Greece during the Ottoman period, thus outlasting the Fraticelli communities of Italy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
JournalThe Journal of Medieval History
Volume44
Early online date11 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Sep 2018

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of ''Heretical Networks Between East and West: The Case of the Fraticelli''. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this