Item description for The Waldensian Dissent: Persecution and Survival, c.1170-c.1570 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) by Gabriel Audisio & Claire Davison...
The Poor of Lyons, whom their detractors called Waldensians - after the name of their founder Waldo (or Vaud's) - first emerged around 1170 and formed in common with other groups of the period a sect which embraced evangelism, prophesy 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 Dauphin, 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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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.45" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Sep 22, 2007
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521559847 ISBN13 9780521559843
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a comprehensive guide Aug 15, 2000
If you're interested in Medieval Heresy, you've probably noticed that a good book on the Waldensian dissent is hard to find. Audisio's book is excellent if you want to fill in the gap. It's very well organised and user-friendly. It offers a comprehensive explanation of the movement's history and doctrine. Don't expect an astonishing critical insight, but as a textbook this is everything you could wish for.