Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

Get access

 De statu et planctu ecclesiae
(523 words)

‘On the condition and lamentation of the church’

Álvaro Pais

Date: 1330-40

Original Language: Latin


Álvaro first wrote this work between 1330 and 1332 in Avignon in the time of Pope John XXII, revising it in Tavira in 1335, and again in Santiago de Compostela in 1340. It is divided into two parts: in the first, de statu ecclesiae, comprising 70 articles, Álvaro defends the pope’s legitimacy and supremacy, and in the second, de planctu ecclesiae, comprising 93 articles…

Cite this page
Barros, Filomena, “ De statu et planctu ecclesiae”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

▲   Back to top   ▲