James of the Marches


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James of the Marches (1394–1476)

James of the Marches (1394–1476)

James March, Richard Cyert, and the Evolving Field of Organizations

Between polis and poiēsis: on the ‘Cytherean’ ambiguities in the poetry of James G. March

Institutions and organizations: introduction to the special issue in honor of James G. March

The Whole Royal and Magnificent Entertainment of King James through the City of London, 15 March 1604

1 By the King. A Proclamation, declaring the undoubted Right of our Sovereign Lord King James, to the Crown of the Realms of England, France and Ireland. [London 24 March 1603]

188 From Sarah and David Rivenall in [St George in the East] London to James Read, vestry clerk of Chelmsford, 28 March 1826

1299 Edward Searle James Fort, Accra, 3 March 1695/6 [to William Cooper, chief of the RAC fort at Winneba]

4 By the King. A Proclamation for better furnishing the Navy, and Shipping of the Realm, with able and skilful Mariners. [St. James 31 March 1625]

3 By the King. A Proclamation signifying his Majesty's pleasure, That all men being in Office of government, at the decease of his most dear, and most royal Father King James, shall so continue, till his Majesty's further direction. [St. James 28 March 1625]

352. ⟨? Sa. 19 Mar. '74.⟩ James Boswell (Edinburgh). Not traced.—Boswell 1791, i. 433 (Hill ii. 276). [Not dated, but written about the 15th of March.]

James H. Capshew. Psychologists on the March: Science, Practice, and Professional Identity in America, 1929–1969. (Cambridge Studies in the History of Psychology.) New York: Cambridge University Press. 1999. Pp. xii, 276. Cloth $59.95, paper $19.95

124 By the King. A Proclamation reviving and enlarging a former Proclamation made in the Reigne of King James, prohibiting the bringing in of any Commodities traded by the Eastland Merchants into this Kingdome, aswell by Subjects as Strangers, not free of that Company, with a publication of certaine Statutes for the restraint of all His Majesty's Subjects, from shipping any Commodities in Strangers Bottomes, either into, or out of this Kingdome. [Whitehall 7 March 1630]


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Franciscan priest and preacher. Born at Montebrandone (Marches of Ancona) of a poor family, he joined the Franciscans at Assisi, studied under Bernardino at Fiesole, and later read law at Perugia. He was ordained priest in 1423. He adopted a very penitential life-style and became a most effective preacher in and outside his homeland. His frequent fasting, denial of sleep, and wearing a threadbare habit were joined with an extreme zeal for souls.

His life was controversial. He was involved in disputes between branches of the Franciscan Order, exacerbated by the addition of heretical elements to the Fraticelli who had already been condemned by the papacy. Some criticized James for being too severe and ruthless against them. Later he preached against the Bogomils in Bosnia and the Hussites in Hungary. To the latter, however, now less intransigent, he offered the practice of communion under both kinds at the council of Basle (1431), while at that of Florence (1438) he took part in the reunion with the Greeks. In several of these controversies he had assisted John of Capistrano, whom he succeeded as papal legate in Hungary in 1456. Four years later he was offered but refused the see of Milan: itinerant preaching was essential to his way of life. Among other enterprises to help the poor, he set up montes pietatis (embryo pawnshops) to enable them to avoid financial disaster through loans at reasonable rates.

His later years were clouded by his being denounced to the Inquisition at Brescia in 1462 for holding unorthodox views on the precious blood of Christ. Controversies between Dominicans and Franciscans followed, until the Holy See, after an inconclusive disputation, imposed silence on both parties. In 1473 James was moved to Naples. Here he died, and was buried in the church of S. Maria Nuova. Crivelli's fine portrait of him in the Louvre depicts him as austere, emaciated, and ethereal. James was canonized in 1726. Feast: 28 November.

Life by his travelling companion V. de Fabriano (ed. T. Somigli) in Archivum Franciscanum Historicum, xvii (1924), 378–414; more recent Lives by S. Candela (1962) and G. Caselli (2 vols., 1926). For his writings see D. Paccetti in Studia Franciscana, 1942–4. See also B.L.S., xi. 216–17; Bibl. SS, vi. 388–402; N.C.E., vii. 811–12.

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