Christendom and Its Discontents
From the eleventh century onward, Latin Christendom was torn by discontent and controversy. As the Church and secular rulers defined more clearly than ever before the laws and institutions on which they based their power, they demanded greater uniformity and obedience to their authority. The essays in this book cast new light on the dynamics of repression, highlighting the controversies and discontent that troubled medieval society. Looking especially at the mechanisms underlying the dissemination of heterodoxy and its repression, the religious aspirations of women, the fate of non-Christian minorities in Europe, and changing boundaries between orthodoxy and heterodoxy, the authors provide a new understanding of the Church's response to the diversity of belief and practice by which it was confronted.
"...well-informed account of the struggle over the definition of the boundaries of tradition in high medieval theology." Glenn W. Olsen, The Catholic Historical Review
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Table Of Contents
- Part I. Heterodoxy, Dissemination, And Repression: 1. Heresy, Repression,
- And Social Change In The Age Of Gregorian Reform R. I. Moore
- 2. Overcoming Reluctance To Prosecute Heresy In Thirteenth-century Italy
- Peter Diehl
- 3. Social Stress, Social Strain, And The Inquisitors Of Medieval Languedoc
- James Given
- 4. The Schools And The Waldensians: A New Work By Durand Of Huesca Mary A.
- Rouse And Richard H. Rouse
- 5. The Reception Of Arnau De Vilanova's Religious Ideas Clifford R.
- 6. 'springing Cockel In Our Clene Corn': Lollard Preaching In England
- About 1400 Anne Hudson
- Part Ii. Women's Religious Aspirations: 7. Repression Or Collaboration?
- The Case Of Elisabeth And Ekbert Of Schonau Anne L. Clark
- 8. Prophetic Patronage As Repression: Lucia Brocadelli Da Narni And Ercole
- D'este E. Ann Matter
- 9. Scandala: Controversies Concerning Clausura And Women's Religious
- Communities In Late Medieval Sicily Katherine Gill
- Part Iii. Non-christian Minorities Within Medieval Christendom: 10. The
- Conversion Of Minorcan Jews (417-418): An Experiment In The History Of
- Historiography Carlo Ginzburg
- 11. The Deteriorating Image Of The Jews - Twelfth And Thirteenth Centuries
- Robert Chazan
- 12. Monarchs And Minorities In The Christian Western Mediterranean About
- 1300: Lucera And Its Analogues David Abulafia
- 13. Muslim Spain And Mediterranean Slavery: The Medieval Slave Trade As An
- Aspect Of Muslim-christian Relations Olivia Remie Constable
- Part Iv. Christendom And Its Discontents: Rethinking The Boundaries: 14.
- The Tortures Of The Body Of Christ Gavin I. Langmuir
- 15. The Holy And The Unholy: Sainthood, Witchcraft, And Magic In Late
- Medieval Europe Richard Kieckhefer
- 16. Transgressing The Limits Set By The Fathers: Authority And Impious
- Exegesis In Medieval Thought Edward M. Peters