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Medieval Religion : New Approaches - Constance Hoffman Berman

Medieval Religion

New Approaches

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Published: 12th January 2005
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Constance Berman presents an indispensable new collection of the most influential and revisionist work to be done on religion in the middle ages in the last couple of decades. Bringing together an authoritative list of scholars from around the world, the book provides a valuable service to students of religious history in providing a compilation of the most important new work. " Medieval Religion" is essential reading for all those who study the middle ages, church history or religion.

..."this book is a welcome addition, given the paucity that marks the historical studies on the Christian world in the Middle Ages."
-Rizwan Zamir, "The Virginia Quarterly Review, 09/2005

Introduction
Religious Speculation and Social Thought
Jesus as Mother and Abbot as Mother
Crusading as an Act of Love
The Orders of Society
Reform and Growth in the Clerical Hierarchy
Canossa and the Ungendering of the Public Man
The Priest's Wife
Secular Clergy and Religious Life in Verona
The Cardinals' View of the Papacy
Women and the practice of asceticism and contemplation
Were there Twelfth-Century Cistercian Nuns?
Mary Magdalen and the Contemplative Life
Hearing is Believing: Clarissan architecture in Italy
'Men's Duty to Provide for Women's Needs:' Abelard, Heloise, and their negotiation of the cura monialium
Increasing Violence and Exclusion
Creation of a Christian Armory against Islam
Bodies in the Jewish-Christian Debate
Desecration of the Host: The birth of an accusation
The Two Faces of Secular Violence against Jews
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ISBN: 9780415316873
ISBN-10: 0415316871
Series: Rewriting Histories
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 12th January 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 1