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Before the Gregorian reform : the Latin church at the turn of the first millennium

Before the Gregorian reform : the Latin church at the turn of the first millennium

Author: John Howe
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Historians typically single out the hundred-year period from about 1050 to 1150 as the pivotal moment in the history of the Latin Church, for it was then that the Gregorian Reform movement established the ecclesiastical structure that would ensure Rome's dominance throughout the Middle Ages and beyond. In Before the Gregorian Reform John Howe challenges this familiar narrative by examining earlier, 'pre-Gregorian'  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Howe
ISBN: 9781501732683 1501732684 9780801452895 0801452899
OCLC Number: 1030613404
Notes: "First paperback printing 2019"--Title page verso
Awards: Winner of Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize (AHA) 2018 (United States)
Description: xiv, 353 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : a pre-Gregorian reform? --
Wolves devouring the lambs of Christ --
Enter confidently into the war of the Lord God --
A white mantle of churches --
To rouse devotion in a carnal people --
Following the footsteps of the saints --
When my soul longs for the divine vision --
Learning is part of holiness --
The body is not a single part --
One shepherd presides over all generally --
Epilogue : a Pope captured, a Church triumphant.
Responsibility: John Howe.


Before the Gregorian Reform challenges us to rethink the history of the Church and its place in the broader narrative of European history. Compellingly written and generously illustrated, it is a  Read more...


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