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Moore, R. I. (Robert Ian) 1941-

Works: 53 works in 302 publications in 9 languages and 9,530 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Sources  Local history  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Redactor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Film editor
Classifications: BT1319, 911
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Most widely held works by R. I Moore
The war on heresy by R. I Moore( )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1000 and 1250, the Catholic Church confronted the threat of heresy with increasing force. Some of the most portentous events in medieval history -- the Cathar crusade, the persecution and mass burnings of heretics, the papal inquisition established to identify and suppress beliefs that departed from the true religion -- date from this period. Fear of heresy molded European society for the rest of the Middle Ages and beyond, and violent persecutions of the accused left an indelible mark. Yet, as R.I. Moore suggests, the version of these events that has come down to us may be more propaganda than historical reality. Popular accounts of heretical events, most notably the Cathar crusade, are derived from thirteenth-century inquisitors who saw organized heretical movements as a threat to society. Skeptical of the reliability of their reports, Moore reaches back to earlier contemporaneous sources, where he learns a startling truth: no coherent opposition to Catholicism, outside the Church itself, existed. The Cathars turn out to be a mythical construction, and religious difference does not explain the origins of battles against heretic practices and beliefs. A truer explanation lies in conflicts among elites -- both secular and religious -- who used the specter of heresy to extend their political and cultural authority and silence opposition. By focusing on the motives, anxieties, and interests of those who waged war on heresy, Moore's narrative reveals that early heretics may have died for their faith, but it was not because of their faith that they were put to death. - Publisher
The formation of a persecuting society : power and deviance in Western Europe, 950-1250 by R. I Moore( Book )

49 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The period 950-1250 witnessed a fundamental and irreversible change in Europe. A persecuting society formed that may be seen as the origin and forerunner of the atrocities of the religious wars, the executions of the Reformation, even the Holocaust of the twentieth century. The isolation, repression, exile and attempted extinction of Jews, heretics and lepers involving a radical transformation in the relation betwen authority and people. 'Heretics and Jews, ' he argues, 'owed their persecution in the first place not to the hatred of the people but to the decision of princes and prelates.'"--Back cover
The origins of European dissent by R. I Moore( Book )

39 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.I. Moore traces the roots of dissent, the support which it commanded, and the reactions which it elicited from the holders of established power in the changing needs and conflicts of the expanding society of the eleventh and twelfth centuries : in spite of repression religious uniformity has never since reigned unchallenged. His argument is that the ideas and aspirations of the heretics had far less to do with religious faith or outlook than with the consequences of social anxieties and frustrations. He holds too that similarly the dogma of the Catholic Church can be understood more clearly in terms of the politics of power than of salvation. --From publisher's description
The first European revolution, c. 970-1215 by R. I Moore( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The process at the heart of change involved social, cultural and institutional restructuring whose implementation required extensive popular participation. On occasion it involved the use or threat of popular violence, in part consciously sanctioned and led by some of those challenging for power within the social elite; once the revolution had been achieved this popular enthusiasm had to be subdued and contained. These developments were far from simple and anything but uniform. The differences which resulted both within Europe and other world civilizations were of lasting significance."--Jacket
The Birth of popular heresy by R. I Moore( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seeds of heresy are contained in Christianity itself, which began as a religion of dissent. In the Middle Ages the Church was the main focus of intellectual activity, and its spiritual leaders themselves often questioned the practices and beliefs which heretics openly challenged. The documents analysed in this volume trace the development of popular heresy from its beginnings. Four main themes are presented: the first manifestations of popular dissent in the eleventh century; the emergence of evangelical anticlericalism in the twelfth century; the infiltration of western heterodoxy in the mid-1100s; and the establishment and early organization of Cathar Churches in southern France and northern Italy which ultimately led to the inquisition
A history of medieval Europe by R. H. C Davis( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rand McNally atlas of world history by Rand MacNally( )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of medieval Europe : from Constantine to Saint Louis by R. H. C Davis( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To many of us the history of Europe from the age of Constantine to the middle of the thirteenth century is dark and confused. In his successful book, which is based on background lectures to students, Professor Davis has concentrated on the most important topics, and largely on western European themes, to provide a well-lighted and comprehensible pattern. In Part I, the Dark Ages, he begins with the new capital of the Roman Empire and the impact of the barbarian invasions. Then follow studies of the Church and the Papacy and of the rise of Islam. After chapters on the rise and fall of the Frankish empire, the part ends with an economic survey of Europe at the end of the ninth century. The second half of the book begins with the Saxon Empire and has chapters on monasticism, the reform of the Papacy, the Crusades and the feudal monarchy in France. It concludes with accounts of St. Francis, Frederick II and Louis IX. One of the unusual features of Part II is the completion of each chapter with translations of original documents giving the reader not only entertainment but also a hint of the sources of the writing of history. Professor Davis has a clear style, an eye for the essential and an ear for the apt quotation. He has written an admirable introduction, at the level of first-year undergraduates, to a fascinating but difficult period of history. It is now issued in paperback for the first time
Studies in medieval history presented to R.H.C. Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hamlyn historical atlas by R. I Moore( )

18 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and Japanese and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Persécution : sa formation en Europe (Xe-XIIIe siècle) by R. I Moore( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les persécutions en Europe de 950 à 1250 à l'égard de certains groupes socio-religieux. [SDM]
Historical atlas of the world by Rand McNally and Company( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[T]his ... atlas takes a world view of history consistent with the needs of today's reader."
Philip's atlas of world history by George Philip & Son( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Swedish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hérétiques : résistances et répression dans l'Occident médiéval by R. I Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Newnes historical atlas( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ketters, heksen en andere zondebokken : vervolging als middel tot macht 950-1250 by R. I Moore( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in Dutch and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de loop van de elfde en twaalfde eeuw, werd Europa een maatschappij van vervolging. Degene die in deze tijd steeds meer en wreder werden vervolgd waren onder andere homoseksuelen en prostituees
La formación de una sociedad represora : poder y disidencia en la Europa occidental, 950-1250 by R. I Moore( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in Spanish and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas historique( )

5 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heresy and the persecuting society in the Middle Ages : essays on the work of R.I. Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the influence of R I Moore and the nature of heresy and its repression in the Middle Ages, this book discusses the blurred boundary between heresy and orthodoxy. It considers the vexing question of the origins of medieval heresy and the possible influence of Bogomil missionaries
La guerra contra la herejía : fe y poder en la Europa medieval by R. I Moore( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La versión establecida de la historia de la Europa medieval sostiene que los siglos XI al XIII estuvieron marcados por la guerra de la Iglesia y de los poderes seculares aliados a ella contra una serie de herejías y disidencias -los cátaros, los templarios...-, cuyos reales o supuestos partidarios fueron exterminados a sangre y fuego. Robert I. Moore, profesor emérito de la Universidad de Newcastle, que ha dedicado su vida a la investigación de esta época, sostiene que de trata de una gran mentira, destinada a disfrazar la realidad de una guerra del poder de los estados en formación y de las minorías letradas eclesiásticas por penetrar en las comunidades locales y destruir su independencia y su cultura -sus formas propias de practicar la religión y organizar la vida- con el fi n de sujetarlas al poder del estado y a la vigilancia de la Iglesia. Partiendo de esta revisión, Moore nos lleva a un apasionante recorrido por este mundo de denuncias, procesos y hogueras, y nos enseña a ver con otros ojos la historia de la Europa medieval
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The formation of a persecuting society : power and deviance in Western Europe, 950-1250
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The origins of European dissentThe first European revolution, c. 970-1215The Birth of popular heresyA history of medieval EuropeStudies in medieval history presented to R.H.C. DavisHeresy and the persecuting society in the Middle Ages : essays on the work of R.I. Moore