Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages

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Penguin Publishing Group, 1990 - 384 sider
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The concept of an ordered human society, both religious and secular, as an expression of a divinely ordered universe was central to medieval thought. In the West the political and religious community were inextricably bound together, and because the Church was so intimately involved with the world, any history of it must take into account the development of medieval society.

Professor Southern's book covers the period from the eighth to the sixteenth century. After sketching the main features of each medieval age, he deals in greater detail with the Papacy, the relations between Rome and her rival Constantinople, the bishops and archbishops, and the various religious orders, providing in all a superb history of the period.

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In the late fourteenth century religious men had some shattering paradoxes and failures before their eyes. The Benedcitines had retreated from the world, and had become great centres of government and ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Covering a lengthy period of time necessitates focus on Europe & its reaction to the growth of Islam & the growing tension between rulers & the popes. A fair assessment though light on the Orthodox branch Læs hele anmeldelsen

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R. W. Southern's books cover the period from the eighth to the sixteenth century. His work often deals with the Papacy, Constantinople, bishops and archbishops, and religion in the modern world.

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