Heresy and Literacy, 1000 1530

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Mai 2004



Collective volume exploring connections between literacy and heresy in late medieval Europe.


1. Heresy and literacy: earlier history of the theme Peter Biller; 2. Literacy and the making of heresy c.1000-c.1150 R. I. Moore; 3. Wisdom from the East: the reception by the Cathars of Eastern dualist texts Bernard Hamilton; 4. The Cathars of Languedoc and written materials Peter Biller; 5. Italian Catharism and written culture Lorenzo Paolini; 6. Heresy and literacy: evidence of the thirteenth-century exempla Aaron Gurevich; 7. The literacy of Waldensianism from Valdes to c.1400 Alexander Patschovsky; 8. Waldensian books Anne Brenon; 9. Waldensians in the Dauphine (1400-1530): from dissidence in texts to dissidence in practice Pierette Paravy; 10. Were the Waldensians more literate than their contemporaries (1460-1560)? Gabriel Audisio; 11.Writing and resistance among Beguins of Languedoc and Catalonia Robert E. Lerner; 12. Religious reading amongst the laity in France in the fifteenth century Genevieve Hasenohr; 13. Laicus litteratus: the paradox of Lollardy Anne Hudson; 14. Literacy and heresy in Hussite Bohemia Frantisek Smahel; 15. Heterodoxy, literacy and print in the early German Reformation Bob Scribner; 16. Literacy, heresy, history and orthodoxy: perspectives and permutations for the later Middle Ages R. N. Swanson.


'To be called 'idiotae et sine litteris'... what exactly did it mean? How literate was the heretic? One of the objects of Heresy and Literacy 1000-1530 is to answer these questions. This is a fine collection of sixteen elegant essays.' The Heythrop Journal '... a rich collection of articles with not a single dud in it.' Malcolm D. Lambert, Journal of Ecclesiastical History
EAN: 9780521575768
ISBN: 0521575761
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Medieval'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 340 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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