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Who Benefited from Tithe Payments in Late Renaissance Bresse?

Vester, Matthew (2010) 'Who Benefited from Tithe Payments in Late Renaissance Bresse?' The Catholic Historical Review, 96 (1). pp. 1-26. ISSN 0008-8080

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This examination of the practical functioning of tithe collection and of who specifically benefited from tithe payments shows that structures of ecclesiastical and secular domination continued to be highly fragmented during the late Renaissance. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of episcopal visitation records and other sources from the Francophone province of Bresse reveals, among other things, that the fiscal and political impact of tithe payments was quite complex, that local priests were often not the major beneficiaries, and that tithe grants could serve as a mechanism permitting sovereigns to tax church revenues belonging to actors subject to other sovereigns.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: absolutism; church revenue; clerical compensation; tithes; visitation records
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DC France
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > History, Department of
Depositing User: Matthew Vester
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 10:30
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 10:21

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