Makowski, Elizabeth. Canon Law and Cloistered Women: Periculoso and Its Commentators, 1298-1545 (Washington, D.C. : Catholic Univeristy of America Press, 1997).

ID:
 
516
 
Title:
 
Canon Law and Cloistered Women: Periculoso and Its Commentators, 1298-1545
 
Primary Author:
 
Makowski, Elizabeth
 
Publisher:
 
Catholic Univeristy of America Press
 
Language:
 
English
 
Source Type:
 
Secondary Source
 
Publication Status:
 
Published
 
Place of Publication:
 
Washington, D.C.
 
Date of Publication:
 
1997
 
Notes:
 
Includes information on the Guglielmites. Annotation: This book examines Periculoso (1298), a canon written by Boniface VIII that prescribed perpetual strict cloister for nuns of all orders. The book traces the creation, commentary, promulgation and reception of this decree. Periculoso, in its scope and strictness, seems to have been triggered for Benedict by the challenges that directly confronted both him and the hierarchy at large. Periculoso was significant to contemporary jurists, who commented on both its moral and legal/jurisdictional implications. Enforcement, however, was difficult: bishops seem to have made the attempt, but in the face of oppositions from both nuns and powerful lay patrons, were forced to make numerous exceptions to temper the strict regulations. Illustrations: Photostat of Bologna 7, earliest surviving copy of Periculoso