Nicole Bériou

(professzor emerita, University Lyon 2)

Violence and Blood:

The Controversial Memory of Saint Dominic in Southern France

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Saint Dominic’s iconography usually represents the saint as a loving-hearted, open-minded man immersed in prayer or in dialogue with heretics enthusiastically converting them to the true faith. Written sources, however, such as the works of the celebrated thirteenth-century  bishop, historian and inquisitor Bernard Gui O.P. (of The Name of the Rose-fame) reveal a more complex, more violent image of the preacher. This talk offers a tentative interpretation of Dominic’s representation as a violent person.