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The Waldensian Dissent :  Persecution and Survival, C.1170 C.1570 - Gabriel Audisio

The Waldensian Dissent

Persecution and Survival, C.1170 C.1570

By: Gabriel Audisio, Claire Davison (Translator), J. A. Lucy (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780521559843
Number Of Pages: 252

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The Poor of Lyons, whom their detractors called 'Waldensians' - after the name of their founder Waldo (or Vaudes) - first emerged around 1170 and formed in common with other groups of the period a sect which embraced evangelism, prophecy and poverty. By challenging their prohibition by the lay clergy, and by following the Scripture to the last letter, they suffered excommunication and were condemned as heretics. Forced underground and dispersed widely, they nevertheless managed to maintain contact across Europe, through an established network of itinerant preachers, in Provence and Dauphine, Calabria and Piedmont, Austria and Bohemia, Pomerania, Brandenburg, Silesia, and beyond. The Poor of Lyons constituted the only medieval heresy to have survived to the dawn of the so-called 'modern' period. Their tale of simple devotion mixed with a fierce tenacity serves to illuminate aspects of religious belief that have persisted to the present day.

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'This text should be welcomed by all those historians ... who have up to now lacked a comprehensive and worthwhile text for the study of Waldensians.' Caterina Bruschi, Boekbeoordelingen 'Audisio has written a thoroughly competent introduction to the movement.' The Heythrop Journal

1170-1215: decisive and purposive origins
The thirteenth century: the need to adapt
The fourteenth century: the challenge of believing differently
The fifteenth century: the risks of longevity
The constraints of a life in hiding
The need to organise
A culture of their own
The sixteenth century: the end as a way forward?
Epilogue: the Waldensian church
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ISBN: 9780521559843
ISBN-10: 0521559847
Series: Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st November 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.57 x 13.84  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36