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Crusaders and Heretics, Twelfth to Fourteenth Centuries
     

Crusaders and Heretics, Twelfth to Fourteenth Centuries

by Malcolm Barber
 

These articles seek to understand the attitudes and reactions of medieval society to both external threat and internal dissension, whether real or imagined. The crusaders encompass the Templars and the Knights of St Lazarus, members of military orders committed to the cause of perpetual battle for the faith; more reluctant secular knights urged into the complicated

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These articles seek to understand the attitudes and reactions of medieval society to both external threat and internal dissension, whether real or imagined. The crusaders encompass the Templars and the Knights of St Lazarus, members of military orders committed to the cause of perpetual battle for the faith; more reluctant secular knights urged into the complicated conflicts of Latin Greece by the papacy; and peasant enthusiasts from northern France, ultimately turning their frustration on the clergy and the Jews. Heretics range from Cathars, real opponents of the Church, to the lepers, imaginary subverters of society, allegedly in league with the two other perceived enemies of Western Christendom, the Jews and the Muslims.

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The central theme in these 13 previously published articles is the study of a society which believed itself to be threatened--threats that may actually have been much more limited than contemporaries thought, or came from a different source, or did not exist at all--and the two organized institutions created to combat these threats: the military orders against external enemies, the Muslims, and later the "pagans" of eastern Europe; and the Inquisition, against internal enemies, epitomized by the Cathars. The documentation left by these institutions forms much of the raw material for their study. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860784760
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Series:
Variorum Collected Studies Series
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.89(d)

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