Waldenses: Rejections of Holy Church in Medieval Europe / Edition 1

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This is the first one-volume scholarly account in English of the Waldenses - a movement comprising various forms of religious dissidence and self-expression that was founded in the late twelfth century.

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Editorial Reviews

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"... exemplary in its clarity and comprehensiveness and will easilycount as the standard treatment in the subject for years to come."Times Literary Supplement

"[Cameron's] command of the difficult and controversial evidenceis masterly throughout this study, and his grasp of the ideas whichformed the movement, and the different approaches of the newProtestantism, is outstanding. This book will provide astarting-point for future study of the Waldenses." Journal ofTheological Studies

"A scholarly account ranging from the late twelfth century tothe Reformation..." Missiology: An InternationalReview

"Waldenses is a lucid, nuanced, and intelligentassesment of the history of this diverse group of medievaldissenters.... Cameron's assesments are penetraing and sound...[the book] should find its way onto the bookshelves of manyscholars and students interested in medieval religious cultures."Shannon McSheffrey, Concordia University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631224976
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/16/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Euan Cameron is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is author of The European Reformation (1991) and editor of Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History (1999) and has published a number of journal articles on heresy and the Reformation. His first book on Waldensian heresy, The Reformation of the Heretics, was published in 1984.

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Table of Contents



Part I: The First Phase.

1. Before Heresy: Valdesius and the Poor Brethren at Lyons to1184.

2. Disobedient Preachers, 1184-c. 1210.

3. The Lombard 'Poor in Spirit', c. 1205-c. 1240.

4. The Reconciliations with Rome, 1208-1212.

Part II: The Age of Inquisition, 13th-15th Centuries.

Introduction: The Impact of Organized InquisitorialActivity.

5. Waldenses in Occitan France c. 1220-1320.

6. Germany and Eastern Europe.

7. The South-Western Alps.

Part III: The Alpine Waldenses Confront theReformation.

8. The Alpine 'Barbes' and Their Culture c. 1520.

9. The Encounters of 1530-2 and Their Outcomes.

10. Calvin's Geneva Takes Over in Piedmont, 1555-1565.

Epilogue: The Waldenses as Persecuted Martyrs and the 'TrueChurch'.

Conclusions and Reflections.



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