Medieval Popular Religion, 1000-1500: A Reader / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $36.48
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 18%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (4) from $36.48   
  • New (2) from $47.22   
  • Used (2) from $36.48   

Overview

Medieval Popular Religion, 1000-1500: A Reader, second edition, brings together a unique collection of 82 sources that casts light on the beliefs and practices of ordinary Christians in the Middle Ages whose religious lives have often been overlooked by historians and theologians. Documents new to this edition include a new translation of the English peasant Thurkill's thirteenth-century vision of hell, a substantial excerpt from the twelfth-century Play of Adam, two pilgrims' travelogues to Jerusalem, and a complete translation of a thirteenth-century handbook for administering confessions.

Read More Show Less

What People Are Saying

Caroline Walker Bynum

Now at last, we have a collection that casts a fresh and original eye on medieval Christianity, presenting a wide range of documentation on practice and piety from the eleventh to the sixteenth century. Wisely eschewing conventional boundaries between superstition, heresy, and orthodoxy, the editor includes evidence of witchcraft and protest as well as of earnest efforts to educate the pious. More than a book about religion as belief and debate, this is a book about religion as life.

Caroline Walker Bynum, Professor of Western European Middle Ages at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey

Daniel Bornstein

Anyone who wants to know what Christianity felt like—and looked, sounded, and smelled like—in the Middle Ages need only plunge into the readings gathered in John Shinners' Medieval Popular Religion. This splendid collection offers an unrivalled introduction to the lived religion of medieval Europe. One would think it could hardly have been bettered, and yet it has been. Further enriched by the addition of ten new sources, from recipes for love spells to a handbook for confessors, this new edition is a marvelous teaching tool and true feast for the intellectually curious.

Caroline Walker Bynum

Now at last, we have a collection that casts a fresh and original eye on medieval Christianity, presenting a wide range of documentation on practice and piety from the eleventh to the sixteenth century. Wisely eschewing conventional boundaries between superstition, heresy, and orthodoxy, the editor includes evidence of witchcraft and protest as well as of earnest efforts to educate the pious. More than a book about religion as belief and debate, this is a book about religion as life.

From the Publisher

Anyone who wants to know what Christianity felt like—and looked, sounded, and smelled like—in the Middle Ages need only plunge into the readings gathered in John Shinners' Medieval Popular Religion. This splendid collection offers an unrivalled introduction to the lived religion of medieval Europe. One would think it could hardly have been bettered, and yet it has been. Further enriched by the addition of ten new sources, from recipes for love spells to a handbook for confessors, this new edition is a marvelous teaching tool and true feast for the intellectually curious.

Now at last, we have a collection that casts a fresh and original eye on medieval Christianity, presenting a wide range of documentation on practice and piety from the eleventh to the sixteenth century. Wisely eschewing conventional boundaries between superstition, heresy, and orthodoxy, the editor includes evidence of witchcraft and protest as well as of earnest efforts to educate the pious. More than a book about religion as belief and debate, this is a book about religion as life.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442601062
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
  • Publication date: 10/20/2006
  • Series: Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures Series , #2
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 556
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John Shinners, Professor of Humanistic Studies at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, has written a variety of studies on medieval religion and parish life, including Pastors and the Care of Souls in Medieval England (co-edited with William J. Dohar, Notre Dame, 1998).

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)