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Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought

Giles Constable

Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought

Giles Constable

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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.

- Publisher These three studies concentrate on the changes in religious thought and institutions in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and include not only monks and nuns but also less organized types of life such as hermits, recluses, crusaders, and penitents. "The Interpretation of Mary and Martha" deals primarily with the balance of action and contemplation in Christian life; "The Ideal of the Imitation of Christ" studies the growing emphasis on the human Christ, especially His body and wounds; and "The Orders of Society" looks at the conceptual divisions of society and the emergence of the modern idea of a middle class.

- Publisher 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.

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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.
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These three studies concentrate on the changes in religious thought and institutions in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and include not only monks and nuns but also less organized types of life such as hermits, recluses, crusaders, and penitents. "The Interpretation of Mary and Martha" deals primarily with the balance of action and contemplation in Christian life; "The Ideal of the Imitation of Christ" studies the growing emphasis on the human Christ, especially His body and wounds; and "The Orders of Society" looks at the conceptual divisions of society and the emergence of the modern idea of a middle class.
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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.
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Giles Constable

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

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. The Interpretation Of Mary And Martha
  • 2. The Ideal Of The Imitation Of Christ
  • 3. The Orders Of Society.

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  • Catalogue Code 98182
  • Product Code 0521305152
  • EAN 9780521305150
  • Pages 444
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Apr 1995
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.800kg

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