The Corruption of Angels

The Great Inquisition of 1245-1246


Author: Mark Gregory Pegg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400824753

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 1848

On two hundred and one days between May 1, 1245, and August 1, 1246, more than five thousand people from the Lauragais were questioned in Toulouse about the heresy of the good men and the good women (more commonly known as Catharism). Nobles and diviners, butchers and monks, concubines and physicians, blacksmiths and pregnant girls--in short, all men over fourteen and women over twelve--were summoned by Dominican inquisitors Bernart de Caux and Jean de Saint-Pierre. In the cloister of the Saint-Sernin abbey, before scribes and witnesses, they confessed whether they, or anyone else, had ever seen, heard, helped, or sought salvation through the heretics. This inquisition into heretical depravity was the single largest investigation, in the shortest time, in the entire European Middle Ages. Mark Gregory Pegg examines the sole surviving manuscript of this great inquisition with unprecedented care--often in unexpected ways--to build a richly textured understanding of social life in southern France in the early thirteenth century. He explores what the interrogations reveal about the individual and communal lives of those interrogated and how the interrogations themselves shaped villagers' perceptions of those lives. The Corruption of Angels, similar in breadth and scope to Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie's Montaillou, is a major contribution to the field. It shows how heretical and orthodox beliefs flourished side by side and, more broadly, what life was like in one particular time and place. Pegg's passionate and beautifully written evocation of a medieval world will fascinate a diverse readership within and beyond the academy.


Or Book Madness ; a Bibliographical Romance, in Six Parts ; Illustrated with Cuts


Author: Thomas Frognall Dibdin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography

Page: 782

View: 7483

Time's Anvil

England, Archaeology and the Imagination


Author: Richard Morris

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0297867849

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1142

A personal and lyrical rediscovery of the history of England through archaeology and the imagination. History thrives on stories. TIME'S ANVIL explores archaeology's influence on what such stories say, how they are told, who tells them and how we listen. In a dazzlingly wide-ranging exploration, Richard Morris casts fresh light on three quarters of a million years of history in the place we now think of as England. Drawing upon genres that are usually pursued in isolation - like biography, poetry, or physics - he finds potent links between things we might imagine to be unrelated. His subjects range from humanity's roots to the destruction of the wildwood, from the first farmers to industrialization, and from Tudor drama to 20th-century conflict. Each topic sits at a different point along the continuum between epoch and the fleeting moment. In part, this is a history of archaeology; in part, too, it is a personal account of the author's history in archaeology. But mainly it is about how the past is read, and about what we bring to the reading as well as what we find. The result is a book that defies categorisation, but one which will by turns surprise, enthrall and provoke anyone who cares for England, who we are and where we have come from. TIME'S ANVIL was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2013.

Ritual Memory

The Apocryphal Acts and Liturgical Commemoration in the Early Medieval West (c. 500-1215)


Author: Els Rose

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004171711

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 2017

"Ritual Memory" brings together two areas of study which have hitherto rarely been studied in comparison: liturgy and the apocryphal Acts of the Apostles. The book gives an analysis of the liturgical celebration of the apostles in the medieval West and examines the incorporation of the apocrypha in practices of ritual commemoration. It reveals the role that liturgy played in the transmission of the apocryphal Acts and visualises the way these narrative traditions developed and changed through their incorporation into a ritual context. The result is a dynamic picture of the ritual reception of the extra-canonical Acts in the Latin Middle Ages, where the apocryphal legends about the apostolic past were approached as memorable traditions on the origins of Christianity.

The Reception of Bodin


Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004259805

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 3793

The transmission of ideas in ‘early-modern’ Europe has attracted wide interest in recent decades. In The Reception of Bodin seventeen scholars investigate the jurist-philosopher Jean Bodin’s significance in processes that cross-fertilised European intellectual life from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.

The Catholic encyclopedia;

an international work of reference on the constitution, doctrine, discipline, and history of the Catholic church;


Author: Charles George Herbermann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 9126

A Literary and Biographical History, Or Bibliographical Dictionary, of the English Catholics from the Breach with Rome, in 1534, to the Present Time


Author: Joseph Gillow

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378884355

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 626

View: 3264

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