Abstract

Innocent III's 1215 decree requiring an annual confession of all Christians spurred the development of religious instructional works, some of the first texts written for nonnoble audiences and arguably the ancestors of working-class literature. This article explains the historical and cultural contexts that gave rise to these texts and the rich pedagogical opportunities they provide.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1533-6255
Print ISSN
1531-4200
Pages
pp. 267-287
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-12
Open Access
No
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