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Patarines, a religious movement originating in Milan in the 11th century. Although its leaders, Arialdus and Landulf, were clerics, lay supporters played the most important role in the movement’s campaign against simony and Nicolaitanism (clerical marriage). In this period, most of the priests in Milan lived with wives (clerici uxorati) and the archbishops of the diocese were appointed by the emperor. The conflicts between the Patarines and their opponents were often violent (pillaging the houses of Nicolaitan priests; murder o…

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Barone, Giulia, “Patarines”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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