Religion and Devotion in Europe, C.1215- C.1515

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Author: Robert N. Swanson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379502

Category: History

Page: 377

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This is the first one-volume survey in English of religion and devotion in Europe between 1215 and 1515. Intended primarily as a student textbook, it provides essential background for a proper appreciation of medieval Western society. Avoiding the history of institutional structures, the book concentrates on the spirituality that the medieval Church sought to promulgate and control. Its thematic structure provides accessible surveys of major themes, and addresses recent debates about key aspects of medieval Catholicism.

Routledge Revivals: Women and Gender in Medieval Europe (2006)

An Encyclopedia

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Author: Margaret Schaus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351681583

Category: History

Page: N.A

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First published in 2006, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe examines the daily reality of medieval women from all walks of life in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE. This reference work provides a comprehensive understanding of many aspects of medieval women and gender, such as art, economics, law, literature, sexuality, politics, philosophy and religion, as well as the daily lives of ordinary women. Masculinity in the middle ages is also addressed to provide important context for understanding women's roles. Additional up-to-date bibliographies have been included for the 2016 reprint. Written by renowned international scholars and easily accessible in an A-to-Z format, students, researchers, and scholars will find this outstanding reference work to be a valuable resource on women in Medieval Europe.

Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

An Encyclopedia

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Author: Margaret Schaus

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415969441

Category: History

Page: 944

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From women's medicine and the writings of Christine de Pizan to the lives of market and tradeswomen and the idealization of virginity, gender and social status dictated all aspects of women's lives during the middle ages. A cross-disciplinary resource, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe examines the daily reality of medieval women from all walks of life in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE, i.e., from the fall of the Roman Empire to the discovery of the Americas. Moving beyond biographies of famous noble women of the middles ages, the scope of this important reference work is vast and provides a comprehensive understanding of medieval women's lives and experiences. Masculinity in the middle ages is also addressed to provide important context for understanding women's roles. Entries that range from 250 words to 4,500 words in length thoroughly explore topics in the following areas: · Art and Architecture · Countries, Realms, and Regions · Daily Life · Documentary Sources · Economics · Education and Learning · Gender and Sexuality · Historiography · Law · Literature · Medicine and Science · Music and Dance · Persons · Philosophy · Politics · Political Figures · Religion and Theology · Religious Figures · Social Organization and Status Written by renowned international scholars, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe is the latest in the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages. Easily accessible in an A-to-Z format, students, researchers, and scholars will find this outstanding reference work to be an invaluable resource on women in Medieval Europe.

Heilige vor Gericht

das Kanonisationsverfahren im europäischen Spätmittelalter

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Author: Thomas Wetzstein

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412150037

Category: Canon law

Page: 632

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Widows and Religious Vocation

Options and Decisions in the Medieval Province of New York

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Author: Susan Marie Burns Steuer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 520

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The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity

1050-1500

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Author: R. N. Swanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317508092

Category: History

Page: 344

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The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity explores the role of Christianity in European society from the middle of the eleventh-century until the dawning of the Reformation. Arranged in four thematic sections and comprising 23 originally commissioned chapters plus introductory overviews to each part by the editor, this book provides an authoritative survey of a vital element of medieval history. Comprehensive and cohesive, the volume provides a holistic view of Christianity in medieval Europe, examining not only the church itself but also its role in, influence on, and tensions with, contemporary society. Chapters therefore range from examinations of structures, theology and devotional practices within the church to topics such as gender, violence and holy warfare, the economy, morality, culture, and many more besides, demonstrating the pervasiveness and importance of the church and Christianity in the medieval world. Despite the transition into an increasingly post-Christian age, the historic role of Christianity in the development of Europe remains essential to the understanding of European history – particularly in the medieval period. This collection will be essential reading for students and scholars of medieval studies across a broad range of disciplines.

Albion

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1969-1970 consist of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies, Pacific Northwest Section; summer 1971-winter 1972 consists of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1979-winter 1980 includes proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1983- includes proceedings of the North Americna Conference on British Studies.

Confessional Literature and Lay Education

The Manuel de Pechez as a Book of Good Conduct and Guide to Personal Religion

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Author: Ulrike Schemmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783770008407

Category: Anglo-Norman literature

Page: 361

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Laienfrömmigkeit im späten Mittelalter

Formen, Funktionen, politisch-soziale Zusammenhänge

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Author: Klaus Schreiner,Elisabeth Müller-Luckner

Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg

ISBN: 9783486559026

Category: Church history

Page: 411

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Die "Schriften des Historischen Kollegs" werden herausgegeben vom jeweiligen Vorsitzenden des Kuratoriums des Historischen Kollegs: bis 2011 von Herrn Professor Dr. Lothar Gall, von 2012 bis Oktober 2017 durch Herrn Professor Dr. Andreas Wirsching, ab Oktober 2017 durch Herrn Professor Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel in Verbindung mit Georg Brun, Thomas O. Höllmann, Hartmut Leppin, Susanne Lepsius, Bernhard Löffler, Frank Rexroth, Willibald Steinmetz und Gerrit Walther. Zum Historischen Kolleg: http: //www.historischeskolleg.de/

Motherhood, Religion, and Society in Medieval Europe, 400–1400

Essays Presented to Henrietta Leyser

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Author: Dr Conrad Leyser,Dr Lesley Smith

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409482715

Category: History

Page: 388

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Who can concentrate on thoughts of Scripture or philosophy and be able to endure babies crying … ? Will he put up with the constant muddle and squalor which small children bring into the home? The wealthy can do so … but philosophers lead a very different life … So, according to Peter Abelard, did his wife Heloise state in characteristically stark terms the antithetical demands of family and scholarship. Heloise was not alone in making this assumption. Sources from Jerome onward never cease to remind us that the life of the mind stands at odds with life in the family. For all that we have moved in the past two generations beyond kings and battles, fiefs and barons, motherhood has remained a blind spot for medieval historians. Whatever the reasons, the result is that the historiography of the medieval period is largely motherless. The aim of this book is to insist that this picture is intolerably one-dimensional, and to begin to change it. The volume is focussed on the paradox of motherhood in the European Middle Ages: to be a mother is at once to hold great power, and by the same token to be acutely vulnerable. The essays look to analyse the powers and the dangers of motherhood within the warp and weft of social history, beginning with the premise that religious discourse or practice served as a medium in which mothers (and others) could assess their situation, defend claims, and make accusations. Within this frame, three main themes emerge: survival, agency, and institutionalization. The volume spans the length and breadth of the Middle Ages, from late Roman North Africa through ninth-century Byzantium to late medieval Somerset, drawing in a range of types of historian, including textual scholars, literary critics, students of religion and economic historians. The unity of the volume arises from the very diversity of approaches within it, all addressed to the central topic.

Sainthood in the Later Middle Ages

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Author: Andri Vauchez,Jean Birrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521619813

Category: History

Page: 716

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This is a standard work of reference for the study of the religious history of western Christianity in the later middle ages which, since its original publication in French in 1981, has come to be regarded as one of the great contributions to medieval studies of recent times. Hagiographical texts and reports of the processes of canonisation - a mode of investigation into saints' lives and their miracles implemented by the popes from the end of the twelfth century - are here used for the first time as major source materials. The book illuminates the main features of the medieval religious mind, and highlights the popes' attempts to gain firmer control over the wide variety of expressions of faith towards the saints in order to promote a higher pattern of devotion and moral behaviour among Christians.

The Medieval Translator

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Author: Jacqueline Jenkins,Olivier Bertrand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782503525358

Category: English language

Page: 466

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Vision, Devotion, and Self-Representation in Late Medieval Art

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Author: Alexa Sand

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032229

Category: Art

Page: 428

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This book focuses on one of the most attractive yet poorly understood features of late-medieval manuscript illumination: the portrait of the book owner at prayer within the pages of her own prayer-book. Beguiling because they appear to offer a direct view into the lives of medieval individuals - especially women - these are in fact religiously loaded images. They concern themselves with the relationship between visible images, visionary experience, and God's omnipresent vision, and thus strike at the very core of medieval Christian concerns about salvation and the efficacy of prayer.

Indulgences in Late Medieval England

Passports to Paradise?

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Author: R. N. Swanson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052188120X

Category: History

Page: 579

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A 2007 history of indulgences (or pardons) in late medieval England.

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity

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Author: John Arnold

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0199582130

Category: History

Page: 580

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This volume brings together the latest scholarship on the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500 AD. The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity is about the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Roman Church between 400 and 1500AD, and brings together in one volume a host of cutting-edge analysis. The book does not primarily provide a chronological narrative, but rather seeks to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion across this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. It presents the work of thirty academic authors, from the US, the UK, and Europe, addressing topics that range from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why "Christianity" took on a particular shape at a particular moment, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the very material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. The book aims to be an indispensable guide to future discussion in the field--Publisher description.