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The Measure of MultitudePopulation in Medieval Thought$
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Peter Biller

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199265596

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.001.0001

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Avoidance of Offspring (III): The Pastoral Picture

Avoidance of Offspring (III): The Pastoral Picture

(p.178) 8 Avoidance of Offspring (III): The Pastoral Picture
The Measure of Multitude

Peter Biller

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews medieval texts which are traces of priests dealing with ordinary people, looking at some examples from three periods, around 900, 1200, and 1300. It covers the Two books on synodal cases and ecclesiastical disciplines written in 906 by a Rhinelander, Regino of Prüm, and pastoral texts.

Keywords:   parish priests, medieval texts, ordinary people, pastoral texts, Regino of Prüm

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