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The Formation of Persecuting Society

Robert Moore

The Formation of Persecuting Society

Robert Moore

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The Tenth to the Thirteenth centuries in Europe saw the appearance of popular heresy and the establishment of the inquisition; expropriation and mass murder of Jews; the foundation of leper hospitals in large numbers and the propagation of elaborate measures to segregate lepers from the healthy. These have traditionally been seen as distinct and separate developments, and explained in terms of the problems which their victims presented to medieval society. In this stimulating book Robert Moore argues that the coincidences in the treatment of these and other minority groups cannot be explained independently, and that all are part of a pattern of persecution which now appeared for the first time to make Europe become, as it has remained, a persecuting society.

- Publisher Preface. Introduction. 1. Persecution: Heretics. Jews. Lepers. The Common Enemy. 2. Classification. 3. Purity and Danger. 4. Power and Reason. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

- Publisher "In this brilliant account of medieval Europe ... it is a pleasure to read an account that is so obviously of importance for our own societies, yet is conceived in a full international context." Times Higher Education Supplement "A fundamental work of historical sociology, as important in its way as the works of Georges Duby and Mark Bloch ... a courageous and wide-ranging thesis." M. T. Clanchy, Times Literary Supplement

- Publisher

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About "The Formation of Persecuting Society"

The Tenth to the Thirteenth centuries in Europe saw the appearance of popular heresy and the establishment of the inquisition; expropriation and mass murder of Jews; the foundation of leper hospitals in large numbers and the propagation of elaborate measures to segregate lepers from the healthy. These have traditionally been seen as distinct and separate developments, and explained in terms of the problems which their victims presented to medieval society. In this stimulating book Robert Moore argues that the coincidences in the treatment of these and other minority groups cannot be explained independently, and that all are part of a pattern of persecution which now appeared for the first time to make Europe become, as it has remained, a persecuting society.
- Publisher

Preface. Introduction. 1. Persecution: Heretics. Jews. Lepers. The Common Enemy. 2. Classification. 3. Purity and Danger. 4. Power and Reason. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
- Publisher

"In this brilliant account of medieval Europe ... it is a pleasure to read an account that is so obviously of importance for our own societies, yet is conceived in a full international context." Times Higher Education Supplement "A fundamental work of historical sociology, as important in its way as the works of Georges Duby and Mark Bloch ... a courageous and wide-ranging thesis." M. T. Clanchy, Times Literary Supplement
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Robert Moore

R. I. Moore has been Professor of Medieval History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne since 1993. He previously taught at Sheffield University, and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. His previous books include "The Birth of Popular Heresy" (1975), "The Origins of European Dissent" (1977) and "The Formation of a Persecuting Society: Power and Deviance in Western Europe," 950-1250 (1987). He is also General Editor of the Blackwell History of the World series.

Table Of Contents

  • Persecution - Heretics, Jews, Lepers, The Common Enemy
  • Classification
  • Purity And Danger
  • Power And Reason.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 165258
  • Product Code 0631171452
  • EAN 9780631171454
  • Pages 176
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Dec 2000
  • Dimensions 229 x 156 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.227kg

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