Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought
This volume concentrates on the changes in religious thought and institutions in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and includes not only monks and nuns but also less organised types of life such as hermits, recluses, crusaders, and penitents. It is...
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This volume concentrates on the changes in religious thought and institutions in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and includes not only monks and nuns but also less organised types of life such as hermits, recluses, crusaders, and penitents. It is complimentary to Professor Constable's subsequent book, The Reformation of the Twelfth Century (now also published as a paperback), but is dissimilar to it in examining three themes over a long period, from late Antiquity to the seventeenth century, in order to show how they changed over time.
List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; Part I. The Interpretation of Mary and Martha: 1. The sisters together; 2. The sisters distinguished; 3. The sisters apart; Part II. The Ideal of the Imitation of Christ: 4. The imitation of the divinity of Christ; 5. The imitation of the humanity of Christ; 6. The imitation of the body of Christ; 7. The late Middle Ages; Part III. The Orders of Society: 8. Introduction; 9. The early Middle Ages; 10. The eleventh and twelfth centuries; 11. From the twelfth century to the end of the Middle Ages; 12. Appendix: mediocres (mediani, medii) in the Middle Ages; Bibliography of secondary works; Index of manuscripts; Biblical index; General index.
A paperback edition of Constable"s superlative account of changes in religious thought and institutions.
Giles Constable is Medieval History Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
- 1. The Interpretation Of Mary And Martha
- 2. The Ideal Of The Imitation Of Christ
- 3. The Orders Of Society.