Religion and Politics: the Priests in the Pombal's Period (Maranhão, 18th century)

2018-12-26T03:24:25Z (GMT) by Pollyanna Mendonça Muniz

Abstract This is a study about conflicts of jurisdiction between the State and the Church in the 18th century. The political decisions of the marquis of Pombal caused strong impact on ecclesiastical exemptions. There were many conflicts between ecclesiastical authorities and officers of the Crown. This article investigates the relationship between the secular clergy and the power of the Crown agents. I'll discuss the legislation and lawsuits against priests.