ISBN-10:
0300108281
ISBN-13:
9780300108286
Pub. Date:
05/10/2005
Publisher:
Yale University Press
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

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300108286
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 05/10/2005
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 700
Sales rank: 240,198
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Eamon Duffy is Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge and President of Magdalene College. He is the author of Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes and The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village, both available in paperback from Yale University Press.

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