The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, C.1400-c.1580

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Yale University Press, 2005 - 654 páginas
This prize-winning account of the pre-Reformation church recreates lay people's experience of religion in fifteenth-century England. Eamon Duffy shows that late medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong and vigorous tradition, and that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular and theologically respectable religious system. For this edition, Duffy has written a new Preface reflecting on recent developments in our understanding of the period.
From reviews of the first edition:
"A magnificent scholarly achievement [and] a compelling read."--Patricia Morrison, Financial Times
"Deeply imaginative, movingly written, and splendidly illustrated. . . . Duffy's analysis . . . carries conviction."--Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books
"This book will afford enjoyment and enlightenment to layman and specialist alike."--Peter Heath, Times Literary Supplement
"[An] astonishing and magnificent piece of work."--Edward T. Oakes, Commonweal
 

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The stripping of the altars: traditional religion in England c. 1400-c. 1580

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Duffy's 1992 chronicle of religions in 15th- and 16th-century England snagged the Longman-History of Today Book of the Year Award and kudos from reviewers. This heavily illustrated edition includes a lengthy new intro by Duffy, who also updates the text. Leer reseña completa

Índice

Introduction
1
THE STRUCTURES
9
How the Plowman learned his Paternoster
53
The Mass
91
Corporate Christians
131
The Saints
155
the Laity and the Primers
209
The Devotions of the Primers
233
The Pains of Purgatory
338
THE STRIPPING OF
377
Parishes
478
Wtlls
504
Mary
524
Elizabeth
565
Ab reviations
594
Photographic Acknowledgements
626

Lay Piety
266
Last Things
301

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Sobre el autor (2005)

Eamon Duffy is Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge and President of Magdalene College. He is the author of Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes and The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village, both available in paperback from Yale University Press.

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