e Production and Consumption of Pardons: e Creation, Dissemination and Reception of Indulgences
But with the restoration of peace in France a er 1600 and the enhanced in uence of Trent, there was a reassertion of clerical authority. e papacy, bishops, regular and secular clergy sought to bring religious life more closely under their supervision, through its closer regulation and enhanced priestly involvement. We saw in chapter one that the restitution of clerical authority encouraged the re-conceptualization and enhanced use of indulgences. In this chapter, the clericalization of French religious life will be investigated further, through an examination of the creation and dissemination of pardons.