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The Early Humiliati : Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series - Frances Andrews

The Early Humiliati

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series

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This book is the first major study in English of a group of late twelfth-century religious enthusiasts, the early Humiliati, who were condemned by the Church as heretics in 1184. However, in a remarkable transition, they were reconciled seventeen years later and went on to establish a highly successful religious order in north Italy. The Humiliati have been accorded little attention in previous studies both because of their local nature and because of the suppression of the Order in 1571, after one of their number made a disastrous attempt to murder Charles Borromeo. Using a combination of a wide range of sources, the nature of the early movement and its processes of institutional development are reconstructed. The book also includes a Bullarium Humiliatorum, a calendar of papal and episcopal letters and privileges, which will be of great use to scholars in the field.

'Frances Andrews has given us the first major study of the movement in English. It is attractively written, clearly argued book and very solidly documented. It is an excellent book.' The Times Literary Supplement

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Map
Introduction
Tradition and history
The beginnings of the Humiliati: the twelfth-century evidence
Quia in nullo peccabant: the inspection and approval of the Humiliati 1199âÇô1201
Rules
In search of communities
New members and professions of vows
Unity and uniformity: the development of a centralised order
The Humiliati and the Church in the localities
Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521591898
ISBN-10: 0521591899
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 8th January 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.7