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Heresy and authority in medieval Europe : documents in translation

Author: Edward Peters
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1980.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout the Middle Ages and early modern Europe theological uniformity was synonymous with social cohesion in societies that regarded themselves as bound together at their most fundamental levels by a religion. To maintain a belief in opposition to the orthodoxy was to set oneself in opposition not merely to church and state but to a whole culture in all of its manifestations. From the eleventh century to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peters, Edward, 1936-
Heresy and authority in medieval Europe.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1980
(DLC) 79005262
(OCoLC)6198850
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Peters
ISBN: 0585127123 9780585127125 9780812206807 0812206800 1283890305 9781283890304
OCLC Number: 44954628
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 312 pages)
Contents: "The heretics of old" : the definition of orthodoxy and heresy in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages --
The problem of reform, dissent, and heresy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries --
The Cathars --
The Waldensians --
The way of Caritas : preaching, penitence, and pastoralism --
The way of Potestas : crusade and criminal sanctions --
Intellectual positions condemned in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries --
The spiritual Franciscans and voluntary poverty --
Peasant Cathars in the Ariège in the early fourteenth century --
The age of Wyclif and Hus.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction by Edward Peters.

Abstract:

Throughout the Middle Ages and early modern Europe theological uniformity was synonymous with social cohesion in societies that regarded themselves as bound together at their most fundamental levels by a religion. To maintain a belief in opposition to the orthodoxy was to set oneself in opposition not merely to church and state but to a whole culture in all of its manifestations. From the eleventh century to the fifteenth, however, dissenting movements appeared with greater frequency, attracted more followers, acquired philosophical as well as theological dimensions, and occupied more and more the time and the minds of religious and civil authorities. In the perception of dissent and in the steps taken to deal with it lies the history of medieval heresy and the force it exerted on religious, social, and political communities long after the Middle Ages. In this volume, Edward Peters makes available the most compact and wide-ranging collection of source materials in translation on medieval orthodoxy and heterodoxy in social context.

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