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Accounting and the Restoration of Pastoral Power in the 15th-century Roman Catholic Church

Bigoni, M. and Funnell, Warwick N. (2018) Accounting and the Restoration of Pastoral Power in the 15th-century Roman Catholic Church. In: Bigoni, M. and Funnell, Warwick N., eds. The Italian and Iberian Influence in Accounting History. The Imperative of Power. Routledge New Works in Accounting History . Routledge, New York and London, pp. 63-88. ISBN 978-1-138-04847-8. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:64057)

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Informed by the work of Foucault on pastoral power the chapter examines the genealogical core of governmentality in the context of the Roman Catholic Church at a time of great crisis in the 15th century. The contributions of accounting to pastoral power have been pivotal in restoring the Church’s standing and influence. Accounting was one of the technologies that allowed the bishops to control both the diocese as a whole and each priest, to subjugate the priests to the bishops’ authority and, thereby, to govern the diocese through a never-ending extraction of truth.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Michele Bigoni
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 09:07 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 14:36 UTC
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