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Medieval Religion and its Anxieties

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This book examines the broad varieties of religious belief, religious practices, and the influence of religion within medieval society. Religion in the Middle Ages was not monolithic. Medieval religion and the Latin Church are not synonymous. While theology and liturgy are important, an examination of animal trials, gargoyles, last judgments, various aspects of the medieval underworld, and the quest for salvation illuminate lesser known dimensions of religion in the Middle Ages. Several themes run throughout the book including visual culture, heresy and heretics, law and legal procedure, along with sexuality and an awareness of mentalities and anxieties. Although an expanse of 800 years has passed, the remains of those other Middle Ages can be seen today, forcing us to reassess our evaluations of this alluring and often overlooked past.



Auteur
Thomas A. Fudgé is Professor of Medieval History at the University of New England, Australia. Author of thirteen books, he is recognized as an international authority on Jan Hus and Hussite history. 




Contenu
Preface 
Introduction: The Feast of the Ass: Medieval Faith, Fun, and Fear
Chapter One: Prosecuting Animals as Criminals in Medieval Europe 
Chapter Two: Piety, Perversion and Serial Killing: The Strange Case of Gilles de Rais 
Chapter Three: Gargoyles and Glimpses of Forgotten Worlds 
Chapter Four: To Hell with the Theologians: Doctrines of Damnation in Last Judgements in the Medieval Latin West 
Chapter Five: Sensuality, Spirituality and Sexuality in the Religious Experience of Female Mystics 
Chapter Six: Demonizing Dissenters: Patterns of Propaganda and Persecution 
Chapter Seven: The Stripping and the Shaming of Heretics 
Chapter Eight: Surviving the Middle Ages: The Extraordinary Pursuit of Salvation 
Postscript: The Fickle Hand of Fate 

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Medieval Religion and its Anxieties
Sous-titre: History and Mystery in the Other Middle Ages
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781137566102
ISBN: 978-1-137-56610-2
Protection contre la copie numérique: filigrane numérique
Format: eBook (pdf)
Producteur: Palgrave Macmillan US
Editeur: Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Religion, théologie
nombre de pages: 300
Parution: 20.10.2016
Année: 2016
Taille de fichier: 4.2 MB

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