The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580 / Edition 2

The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580 / Edition 2

by Eamon Duffy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300108281

ISBN-13: 9780300108286

Pub. Date: 04/10/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press


This prize-winning account of the pre-Reformation church recreates lay people’s experience of religion in fifteenth-century England. Eamon Duffy shows that late medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong and vigorous tradition, and that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular and theologically respectable…  See more details below

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This prize-winning account of the pre-Reformation church recreates lay people’s experience of religion in fifteenth-century England. Eamon Duffy shows that late medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong and vigorous tradition, and that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular and theologically respectable religious system. For this edition, Duffy has written a new Preface reflecting on recent developments in our understanding of the period.
From reviews of the first edition:
“A magnificent scholarly achievement [and] a compelling read.”—Patricia Morrison, Financial Times
“Deeply imaginative, movingly written, and splendidly illustrated. . . . Duffy’s analysis . . . carries conviction.”—Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books
“This book will afford enjoyment and enlightenment to layman and specialist alike.”—Peter Heath, Times Literary Supplement
“[An] astonishing and magnificent piece of work.”—Edward T. Oakes, Commonweal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300108286
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
700
Sales rank:
389,342
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe structures of traditional religion9
1Seasons and signs : the liturgical year11
2How the plowman learned his Paternoster53
3The Mass91
4Corporate Christians131
5The saints155
6"Lewed and learned" : the laity and the Primers209
7The devotions of the Primers233
8Charms, pardons and promises : lay piety and "superstition" in the Primers266
9Last things301
10The pains of purgatory338
Pt. IIThe stripping of the altars, 1530-1580377
11The attack on traditional religion I : from the break with Rome to the Act of Six Articles379
12The attack on traditional religion II : to the death of Henry VIII424
13The attack on traditional religion III : the reign of Edward VI448
14The impact of reform : parishes478
15The impact of reform : wills504
16Mary524
17Elizabeth565

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