Table of contents for The penitents' treasury : indulgences in Latin Christendom, 1175-1375 / by Robert W. Shaffern.

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Chapter One: Indulgences and the Persistent
Historiography of Confessional Polemics 1
 A Powerful Historiographical Construct 3
 Indulgences in the Historiography of the Sixteenth
 Century 7
 Indulgences in the Historiography of the Nineteenth
 Century 21
 Old Roads but New Directions 26
 Confessional Paradigms and Vatican II 30
 Beyond the Historiography of Confessional Polemic 36
Chapter Two: The Emergence and Variety of Indulgences 57
 The Tradition of the Penitential Regime 60
 The First Indulgences 73
 Indulgences and Pious Building 95
 Indulgences, Devotionalism, and Catechesis 104
Chapter Three: The Treasury of Merit 132
 Sources of the Image 140
 Further Refinements 147
 Indulgences and Contritionism 157
 The Authority of the Church 164
 The Mid-Thirteenth-Century Systematization 171
Chapter Four: Indulgences, the Saints, and Devotionalism at
 the End of the High Middle Ages 196
 The Cancellation of "Purgatories" 198
 The Piety of the Saints and Indulgences 210
 Saintly Visions and Indulgences 222
Chapter Five: Controversy and Indulgences Prior to the
Great Western Schism I 246
 A pena et a culpa? 250
 Indulgences for the Dead 269
Chapter Six: Controversial Indulgences Prior to the Great
Western Schism II 306
 The Jurisdiction of Bishops 314
 The Magnitude of Indulgences 321
 The Efficacy of Indulgences and Arithmetic Piety 332
Conclusion: Unde indulgentiae? 363

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Confession -- Catholic Church -- History.
Absolution -- Catholic Church.