Item description for Christendom and its Discontents: Exclusion, Persecution, and Rebellion, 1000-1500 by Peter Diehl & Scott L. Waugh...
From the 11th century onward, Latin Christendom was torn by discontent and controversy. As the Church and secular rulers defined more clearly than ever before the laws and institutions on which they based their power, they demanded greater uniformity and obedience to their authority. The essays in this book cast new light on the dynamics of repression, highlighting the controversies and discontent that troubled medieval society. Looking especially at the mechanisms underlying the dissemination of heterodoxy and its repression, the religious aspirations of women, the fate of non-Christian minorities in Europe, and changing boundaries between orthodoxy and heterodoxy, the authors aim to provide an understanding of the Church's response to the diversity of belief and the practice by which it was confronted.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.08" Height: 1.02" Weight: 1.27 lbs.
Release Date Jul 18, 2002
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521525098 ISBN13 9780521525091
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More About Peter Diehl & Scott L. Waugh
Peter Diehl has an academic affiliation as follows - Western Washington University.
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The meaning of religious intolerance May 13, 2007
Gavin Langmuir's essay in CHRISTENDOM AND ITS DISCONTENTS portrays the evolution of the myth of the tortures of the body of Christ as revealing increasing tension in Medieval Europe between Christians and Jews--a tension that led eventually to the expulsion of Jews from most of Europe. The myth begins as advocacy for Jewish conversion to Christianity, but becomes over time, advocacy for the persecution of Jews. The refusal of the Jewish people to convert and the refusal of Christians to accept Jewish recalcitrance is at the core of European antisemitism. To read Langmuir and others in CHRISTENDOM AND ITS DISCONTENTS is to understand the genesis of a series of pogroms that culminated in the Nazi holocaust.