Odiosa sanctitas: St Peter Damian, Simony, and Reform

William D. McCready

ST 177; Mediaeval Law and Theology 4. 2011. xii, 322 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–177–5 • $85.00

In 1067, Bishop Pietro Mezzabarba was accused of simony. Cardinal-bishop St Peter Damian's involvement in this affair provides the vantage point for a new reading of the latter part of his career and of selected aspects of his thought.

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