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Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages (Penguin History Of The Church Series)

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R W Southern376 pages

Preface List Of Abbreviations 1. Church And Society 2. The Divisions Of Time I. The Primitive Age, C. 700-c. 1050 II. The Age Of Growth, C. 1050-c. 1300 The Main Development The Rise And Limits Of Clerical Supremacy The Positive Achievement III. The Age Of Unrest, C. 1300-c. 1550 The Changing Environment Political Change And Reaction 3. The Divisions Of Christendom I. The Seeds Of Disunity Divergent Habits Political Separation Doctrinal Differences II. The Two Churches III. The Search For Reunion The Military Way The Political Package Deal The Way Of Understanding Regression 4. The Papacy I. The Primitive Age, C. 700-c. 1050 The Vicar Of St. Peter The Supreme Temporal Lord II. The Age Of Growth, C. 1050-c. 1300 The Vicar Of Christ The Growth Of Business The Primacy And Temporal Power The Lawyer-popes III. The Inflationary Spiral, C. 1300-c. 1520 Indulgences International Politics The Struggle For Benefices 5. Bishops And Archbishops I. The Carolingian Church Order And Its Break-Up The Formation Of A Bishop The Break-up Of The Carolingian Ideal II. Bishops In The Service Of The Pope An Archbishop In Northern France An Archbishop In England A Bishop In Germany An Episcopal Family In Northern Italy 6. The Religious Orders I. The Benedictines The Rule The Centuries Of Greatness Change And Decay II. The New Orders The Augustinian Canons The Cistercians III. The Friars The Environment Aims And Origins Growth And Achievement 7. Fringe Orders And Anti-Orders I. The General Environment The Behaviour Of Crowds The Influence Of Women In Religious Life II. A Confusion Of Tongues The Beguines Of Cologne The Religious Brethren Of Deventer And Its Neighbourhood Epilogue List Of Popes, 590-153 Index
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The concept of an ordered human society, both religious and secular, as an expression of a divinely ordered universe was central to medieval thought. In the West the political and religious community were inextricably bound together, and because the Church was so intimately involved with the world, any history of it must take into account the development of medieval society.


Professor Southern's book covers the period from the eighth to the sixteenth century. After sketching the main features of each medieval age, he deals in greater detail with the Papacy, the relations between Rome and her rival Constantinople, the bishops and archbishops, and the various religious orders, providing in all a superb history of the period.



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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 22880
  • Product Code 0140137556
  • EAN 9780140137552
  • Pages 384
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Aug 1990
  • Dimensions 198 x 129 x 18mm
  • Weight 0.263kg

R W Southern

R. W. Southern is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol, Exeter, and St John's College, Oxford, and of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He was President of St John's College, Oxford, from 1969 to 1981. He was Chichele Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford from 1961 to 1969, and is a past President of the Selden Society and the Royal Historical Society. His publications include: "The Making of the Middle Ages" (1953), "Western Views of Islam in the Middle Ages" (1962), "Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages" (1970), "Robert Grosseteste"

  • :preface<br>list Of Abbreviations<br><p><b>1. Church And Society</b><br><p><b>2. The Divisions Of Time</b><br>i. The Primitive Age, C. 700-c. 1050<br><p>ii. The Age Of Growth, C. 1050-c. 1300<br>the Main Development<br>the Rise And Limits Of Clerical Supremacy<br>the Positive Achievement<br><p>iii. The Age Of Unrest, C. 1300-c. 1550<br>the Changing Environment<br>political Change And Reaction<br><p><b>3. The Divisions Of Christendom</b><br>i. The Seeds Of Disunity<br>divergent Habits<br>political Separation<br>doctrinal Differences<br><p>ii. The Two Churches<br><p>iii. The Search For Reunion<br>the Military Way<br>the Political Package Deal<br>the Way Of Understanding<br>regression<br><p><b>4. The Papacy</b><br>i. The Primitive Age, C. 700-c. 1050<br>the Vicar Of St. Peter<br>the Supreme Temporal Lord<br><p>ii. The Age Of Growth, C. 1050-c. 1300<br>the Vicar Of Christ<br>the Growth Of Business<br>the Primacy And Temporal Power<br>the Lawyer-popes<br><p>iii. The Inflationary Spiral, C. 1300-c. 1520<br>indulgences<br>international Politics<br>the Struggle For Benefices<br><p><b>5. Bishops And Archbishops</b><br>i. The Carolingian Church Order And Its Break-up<br>the Formation Of A Bishop<br>the Break-up Of The Carolingian Ideal<br><p>ii. Bishops In The Service Of The Pope<br>an Archbishop In Northern France<br>an Archbishop In England<br>a Bishop In Germany<br>an Episcopal Family In Northern Italy<br><p><b>6. The Religious Orders</b><br>i. The Benedictines<br>the Rule<br>the Centuries Of Greatness<br>change And Decay<br><p>ii. The New Orders<br>the Augustinian Canons<br>the Cistercians<br><p>iii. The Friars<br>the Environment<br>aims And Origins<br>growth And Achievement<br><p><b><i>7. Fringe Orders And Anti-orders</i></b><i><br>i. The General Environment<br>the Behaviour Of Crowds<br>the Influence Of Women In Religious Life<br><p>ii. A Confusion Of Tongues<br>the Beguines Of Cologne<br>the Religious Brethren Of Deventer And Its Neighbourhood<br><p>epilogue<br>list Of Popes, 590-153index<br></p></p></i></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>

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