Urban V


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Noun1.Urban V - French pope from 1362 to 1370 who tried to reestablish the papacy in Rome but in 1367 returned to Avignon hoping to end the war between France and England; canonized in 1870 (1310-1370)
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Urban V (1362-1370): Kirchenreform zwischen Kardinalkollegium, Kurie und Klientel.
The volume is long, divided into three major parts with many subsections; the author's writing style extremely complex (even for academic German); and the analyses contained therein often require that the reader be already well acquainted with Urban V's life and career.
In the latter, testimony of witnesses is recorded (659 witnesses in Urban V's processus of 1374-76), and such transcriptions provide an unexpected source for retrieving popular experience and expression - much as inquisitorial and court records provide such a source in the studies of Carlo Ginzburg, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, and Natalie Davis.
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