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Medieval Christianity : a new history, Kevin Madigan

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Medieval Christianity : a new history
Title
Medieval Christianity
Title remainder
a new history
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Madigan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"For many, the medieval world seems dark and foreign-a miraculous, brutal, and irrational time of superstition and strange relics. The pursuit of heretics, the Inquisition, the Crusades and the domination of the "Holy Land" come to mind. Yet the medieval world produced much that is part of our world today, including universities, the passion for Roman architecture and the emergence of the gothic style, pilgrimage, the emergence of capitalism, and female saints. This new narrative history of medieval Christianity, spanning from A.D. 500 to 1500, attempts to combine both what is unfamiliar and what is familiar to readers. Elements of novelty in the book include a steady focus on the role of women in Christianity; the relationships among Christians, Jews, and Muslims; the experience of ordinary parishioners; the adventure of asceticism, devotion and worship, and instruction through drama, architecture, and art. Madigan expertly integrates these areas of focus with more traditional themes, such as the evolution and decline of papal power, the nature and repression of heresy, sanctity and pilgrimage, the conciliar movement, and the break between the old Western church and its reformers. Illustrated with more than forty photographs of physical remains, this book promises to become an essential guide to a historical era of profound influence"--
Summary
"For many, the medieval world seems dark and foreign-a miraculous, brutal, and irrational time of superstition and strange relics. The pursuit of heretics, the Inquisition, the Crusades and the domination of the "Holy Land" come to mind. Yet the medievalworld produced much that is part of our world today, including universities, the passion for Roman architecture and the emergence of the gothic style, pilgrimage, the emergence of capitalism, and female saints. This new narrative history of medieval Christianity, spanning from A.D. 500 to 1500, attempts to combine both what is unfamiliar and what is familiar to readers. Elements of novelty in the book include a steady focus on the role of women in Christianity; the relationships among Christians, Jews, and Muslims; the experience of ordinary parishioners; the adventure of asceticism, devotion and worship, and instruction through drama, architecture, and art. Madigan expertly integrates these areas of focus with more traditional themes, such as the evolution and decline of papal power, the nature and repression of heresy, sanctity and pilgrimage, the conciliar movement, and the break between the old Western church and its reformers. Illustrated with more than forty photographs of physical remains, this book promises to become an essential guide to a historical era of profound influence"--
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10404883
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1960-
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Madigan, Kevin
Dewey number
270.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Church history
  • Church history
  • HISTORY / Medieval
  • RELIGION / Christian Church / History
  • Church history
  • Church history
  • Christentum
Target audience
adult
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a new history
Label
Medieval Christianity : a new history, Kevin Madigan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early Christianity, ca. 150-600 -- Early-Medieval Christianity, ca. 600-1050 -- High-Medieval Christianity, ca. 1050-1300 -- Later-Medieval Christianity, ca. 1300-1500
Control code
ocn877369618
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 487 pages
Isbn
9780300158724
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014021498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024422676
System control number
(OCoLC)877369618
Label
Medieval Christianity : a new history, Kevin Madigan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early Christianity, ca. 150-600 -- Early-Medieval Christianity, ca. 600-1050 -- High-Medieval Christianity, ca. 1050-1300 -- Later-Medieval Christianity, ca. 1300-1500
Control code
ocn877369618
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 487 pages
Isbn
9780300158724
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014021498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024422676
System control number
(OCoLC)877369618

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