Preachers by Night: The Waldensian Barbes (15th-16th Centuries)

Preachers by Night: The Waldensian Barbes (15th-16th Centuries)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004154544
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/29/2006
Series: Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions Series , #118
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.59(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gabriel Audisio, agrégé de l’Université (1969), doctor in History (1984), is Emeritus professor of Early Modern History at the University of Provence. Specialised in religious and cultural history, he has published in French, English, German and Italian, including The waldensian Dissent c. 1170-c. 1570 (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
Foreword     xi
Introduction: The Way Ahead...     1
The Dawn of a Sect     5
Birth     5
A Man called Vaudes     5
Persecution     10
Community     13
From Inspiration to Organisation     16
The Poor of Lyons     17
The Masters     21
Hierarchy     22
The Poor of Christ     25
Witnesses     25
The Diversity of Dissent     26
An Identity     31
A Sensibility of Their Own     33
Another Approach     35
Nuances and Variations     42
"Die Bruder"     51
Missionaries and "Beichtiger"     57
Beggars on the Road     63
Good Men     68
The Time of the Barbes     75
An Authorised Testimony     76
Why a "Barbe"?     79
A Cross-Section     84
The Diaspora in the West     87
A Company     95
Mere country folk...     95
...trained...     98
...and organised     110
The Barbes' Way oflife     119
Investiture     120
The Three Vows     123
Pious Men     124
An Itinerant Trade     126
Secrecy     130
The Mission     135
In Hiding     135
Gathering the Flock     142
Preaching     145
The Books     149
Confessing     156
When the Waldensians Spoke of the Barbes     169
The Synagogues     169
Good Teachers?     186
The Followers' Impressions     197
Twilight     201
First Contacts with the Reformation     203
An Identity Crisis     205
Dialogue and Debate     208
A Synod in Turmoil     211
Adhesion and Renunciation     214
A French Bible     217
And the Barbes Were No More...     223
From Decision to Practice     223
New Parishes     226
New Protestants     229
What Became of the Barbes?     232
New Pastors     234
Conclusion: The End of the Path?     241
Bibliography     249
Index of Names     253
Index of Places     256
Index of Authors Cited     257

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