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Published: 28 September 2018

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780198828884

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Lying and Perjury in Medieval Practical Thought

A Study in the History of Casuistry

Emily Corran

  • A history of practical thought about lying and perjury in the Middle Ages
  • Challenges a view of Renaissance history, which says that complex views of deception arose with the scholarship and state institutions of the sixteenth century
  • Offers a detailed account of the origins of casuistry
  • Provides an exposition of Peter the Chanter's Summa de Sacramentis et Animae Consiliis
  • Connects the intellectual histories of medieval and early modern thought