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Burning bodies : communities, eschatology, and the punishment of heresy in the Middle Ages

Author: Michael D Barbezat
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
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"Interrogates the ideas that the authors of historical and theological texts in the medieval West associated with the burning alive of Christian heretics, tracing them from the earliest instances in the eleventh century until the advent of the internal crusades of the thirteenth century"--
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Barbezat, Michael D.
Burning bodies.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018017278
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Barbezat
ISBN: 9781501716829 1501716824 9781501716812 1501716816
OCLC Number: 1031422347
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 271 pages)
Contents: Introduction : burning bodies and medieval human communal identity --
Our God is like a consuming fire : burning bodies and Christian community --
Fields and bodies : toleration and threat in a shared space --
The beginning at Orleans in 1022 : heretics and hellfire --
Likeness in difference : three burnings in the twelfth-century Rhineland --
Like rejoices in like : recognition and differentiation in descriptions of heresy --
Heresy, sex, and reading in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries --
Leaping from the flames : love, redemption, and holy war in the Albigensian Crusade --
Conclusion : the uses of exclusion and fear for a community of love.
Responsibility: Michael D. Barbezat.
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