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Reformation of the Twelfth Century

Giles Constable

Reformation of the Twelfth Century

Giles Constable

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This book is concerned with the changes in religious thought and institutions from the late eleventh century to the third quarter of the twelfth. It concentrates on monks and nuns, but also takes into consideration hermits, recluses, wandering preachers, crusaders, penitents, and other less organised forms of religious life. In particular it studies the variety of reform movements, the relation of the reformers to each other and the outside world, and their spirituality and motivation as reflected in their writings and activities. The work stands in close relation to the author's Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought (1995), which took what may be called a horizontal approach, studying three topics over the entire Middle Ages. The present work takes a vertical approach, looking at many aspects of reform during a comparatively short period. Together the two works show the relatively rapid change in religious life and sentiments in the twelfth century.

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This book is concerned with the changes in religious thought and institutions from the late eleventh century to the third quarter of the twelfth. It concentrates on monks and nuns, but also takes into consideration hermits, recluses, wandering preachers, crusaders, penitents, and other less organised forms of religious life. In particular it studies the variety of reform movements, the relation of the reformers to each other and the outside world, and their spirituality and motivation as reflected in their writings and activities. The work stands in close relation to the author's Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought (1995), which took what may be called a horizontal approach, studying three topics over the entire Middle Ages. The present work takes a vertical approach, looking at many aspects of reform during a comparatively short period. Together the two works show the relatively rapid change in religious life and sentiments in the twelfth century.
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Meet the Author

Giles Constable

Giles Constable is Medieval History Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Table Of Contents

  • List Of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • List Of Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Variety Of Reformers
  • 3. The Circumstances And Types Of Reform
  • 4. The Rhetoric Of Reform
  • 5. The Realities Of Reform: (1) Within The Community
  • 6. The Realities Of Reform: (2) Monastic Activities And Relations With
  • Secular Society
  • 7. The Spirituality Of Reform
  • 8. The Broader Setting
  • Bibliography Of Secondary Works
  • Index Of Papal Documents
  • Biblication Index
  • General Index.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 146761
  • Product Code 0521638712
  • EAN 9780521638715
  • Pages 444
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date May 1998
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.590kg

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