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Peters, Edward 1936-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 391 publications in 3 languages and 18,797 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Producer
Classifications: BF1566, 133.4094
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward Peters
Torture by Edward Peters( Book )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis in gebruik van martelpraktijken in de westerse wereld van de vroegste tijden tot in de 20e eeuw
Inquisition by Edward Peters( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This impressive volume is actually three histories in one: of the legal procedures, personnel, and institutions that shaped the inquisitorial tribunals from Rome to early modern Europe of the myth of The Inquisition, from its origins with the anti-Hispanists and religious reformers of the sixteenth century to its embodiment in literary and artistic masterpieces of the nineteenth century and of how the myth itself became the foundation for a "history" of the inquisitions
Witchcraft in Europe, 1100-1700; a documentary history by Alan Charles Kors( Book )

42 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text contains highlights from such influential texts as the Malleus Maleficarum, a first-person account of witch accusations and torture, and various edicts from witch-hating popes. In addition, the black and white photographs of statuary, woodcuts, and paintings are very helpful
The First Crusade : the chronicle of Fulcher of Chartres and other source materials by Edward Peters( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the pontificate of Leo IX (1049-1054) to that of Urban II (1088-1099) the movement for ecclesiastical reform which had spread from small monastic centers in Italy, Burgundy, and Lorraine came to be directed by the popes themselves and thus began to focus upon the whole of the universal Church and Christendom. The result of the new universality of the ecclesiastical reform movement was the transformation of Christendom. Its most striking and complex by-product was the First Crusade. - Introduction
The magician, the witch, and the law by Edward Peters( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing a distinction between medieval "magic" and early modern "witchcraft," Edward Peters argues that early medieval magic was considered a practical science, requiring study and skill. But as European society became more articulate and self-conscious, the old tradition of magic as a science became associated with heresy and sorcery. Thereafter the Middle Ages knew no safe, learned magic that was not subject to accusation of diabolism in one form or another, and the magician, like the later witch, could be punished for both spiritual and temporal offenses. Through Peters's analysis of the legal, ecclesiastical, and literary responses to this problem, magic and witchcraft are located more accurately in the cultural context of the time, providing important new insights into medieval history
Heresy and authority in medieval Europe : documents in translation by Edward Peters( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700 : a documentary history( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian society and the Crusades, 1198-1229; sources in translation, including The capture of Damietta by Oliver of Paderborn by Edward Peters( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the thirteenth century, the widespread conviction that the Christian lands in Syria and Palestine were of utmost importance to Christendom, and that their loss was a sure sign of God's displeasure with Christian society, pervaded nearly all levels of thought. Yet this same society faced other crises: religious dissent and unorthodox beliefs were proliferating in western Europe, and the powers exercised, or claimed, by the kings of Europe were growing rapidly. The sources presented here illustrate the rising criticism of the changing Crusade idea. They reflect a sharpened awareness among Europeans of themselves as a community of Christians and the slow beginnings of the secular culture and political organization of Europe
The world of Piers Plowman by Jeanne Krochalis( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monks, bishops, and pagans : Christian culture in Gaul and Italy, 500-700 : sources in translation, including the World of Gregory of Tours by Gregory( Book )

9 editions published between 1949 and 1981 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow king; rex inutilis in medieval law and literature, 751-1327 by Edward Peters( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period of the witch trials by Karen Louise Jolly( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The roots of European witchcraft and magic lie in Hebrew and other ancient Near Eastern cultures and in the Celtic, Nordic, and Germanic traditions of the continent. For two millennia, European folklore and ritual have been imbued with the belief in the supernatural, yielding a rich trove of histories and images." "Witchcraft and Magic in Europe combines traditional approaches of political, legal, and social historians with a critical synthesis of cultural anthropology, historical psychology, and gender studies."--Jacket
Europe and the Middle Ages by Edward Peters( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third edition of this comprehensive survey of early European history offers comprehensive coverage of fifteen centuries and incorporates the most important topics of recent research. In addition, the book offers extensive material on contemporary civilizations that in many ways parallel that of Europe, especially East Roman, or Byzantine civilization, and the civilization of Islam, as well as later contacts with the civilizations of Central and East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Americas. The book's major themes are those of material civilization, political and social history, and the religious framework of cultural history in terms of both normative and "lived" religion. Its central theme is the creation of a distinctively European culture that took its place--in both creative and coercive ways--among other civilizations of the world
Europe: the world of the Middle Ages by Edward Peters( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crusade and Christendom : annotated documents in translation from Innocent III to the fall of Acre, 1187-1291 by Jessalynn Lea Bird( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1213, Pope Innocent III issued his letter Vineam Domini, thundering against the enemies of Christendom--the 'beasts of many kinds that are attempting to destroy the vineyard of the Lord of Sabaoth'--and announcing a General Council of the Latin Church as redress. The Fourth Lateran Council, which convened in 1215, was unprecedented in its scope and impact, and it called for the Fifth Crusade as what its participants hoped would be the final defense of Christendom. For the first time, a collection of extensively annotated and translated documents illustrates the transformation of the crusade movement. Crusade and Christendom explores the way in which the crusade was used to define and extend the intellectual, religious, and political boundaries of Latin Christendom. It also illustrates how the very concept of the crusade was shaped by the urge to define and reform communities of practice and belief within Latin Christendom and by Latin Christendom's relationship with other communities, including dissenting political powers and heretical groups, the Moors in Spain, the Mongols, and eastern Christians. The relationship of the crusade to reform and missionary movements is also explored, as is its impact on individual lives and devotion. The selection of documents and bibliography incorporates and brings to life recent developments in crusade scholarship concerning military logistics and travel in the medieval period, popular and elite participation, the role of women, liturgy and preaching, and the impact of the crusade on western society and its relationship with other cultures and religions. Intended for the undergraduate yet also invaluable for teachers and scholars, this book illustrates how the crusades became crucial for defining and promoting the very concept and boundaries of Latin Christendom. It provides translations of and commentaries on key original sources and an up-to-date bibliography."--Jacket
Limits of thought and power in medieval Europe by Edward Peters( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Lombards by Paul( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papacy, Frederick II and communal devotion in medieval Italy by James M Powell( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Burgundian code : book of constitutions or law of Gundobad, additional enactments by Edward Peters( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gives the reader a portrayal of the social institutions of a Germanic people far richer and more exhaustive than any other available source."--The Foreword, by Edward Peters
The promised lands : the Low Countries under Burgundian rule, 1369-1530 by Wim Blockmans( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were, in the words of one contemporary observer, "the Promised Lands." In all of Europe, only Northern Italy could rival the economic power and cultural wealth of the Low Countries in the later Middle Ages.<br /><br />In The Promised Lands, Wim Blockmans and Walter Prevenier trace the relations between the cultural and economic developments of the Low Countries and the political evolution of the region under the rule of the dukes of Burgundy. Combining political, diplomatic, administrative, economic, social, artistic, and cultural history, Blockmans and Prevenier have synthesized the most recent research on the subject-much of it their own-to produce the most accessible and authoritative book in English on the subject.<br /><br />This is an updated and revised translation of a classic work first published in 1988, now expanded and reoriented toward a broader international readership
 
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Witchcraft in Europe, 1100-1700; a documentary history
Alternative Names
Edward Peters historiador estadounidense

Peters, Edward M.

Peters, Edward M. 1936-

Peters, Edward M. (Edward Murray), 1936-

Peters Edward Murray

Peters, Edward Murray 1936-

Languages
English (314)

German (8)

Spanish (1)

Covers
InquisitionWitchcraft in Europe, 1100-1700; a documentary historyThe First Crusade : the chronicle of Fulcher of Chartres and other source materialsThe magician, the witch, and the lawHeresy and authority in medieval Europe : documents in translationWitchcraft in Europe, 400-1700 : a documentary historyThe world of Piers PlowmanThe period of the witch trials