Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 1066-1272

Author: Henry Mayr-Harting

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131787661X

Category: History

Page: 380

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The period from 1066 to 1272, from the Norman Conquest to the death of Henry III, was one of enormous political change in England and of innovation in the Church as a whole. Religion, Politics and Society 1066-1272 charts the many ways in which a constantly changing religious culture impacted on a social and political system which was itself dominated by clerics, from the parish to the kingdom. Examining the various ways in which churchmen saw their relation to secular power, Henry Mayr-Harting introduces many of the great personalities of the time, such as Thomas Becket and Robert Grosseteste. At the same time he shows how religion itself changed over the course of two centuries, in response to changing social conditions – how rising population fuelled the economic activities of the monasteries, and how parish reform demanded a more educated clergy and by this increased the social prestige of the Church. Written by an acknowledged master in the field, this magisterial account will be an unmissable read for all students of Norman and Plantagenet England and of the history of the medieval Church as a political, social and spiritual force.
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Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 800-1066

Author: A E Redgate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317805356

Category: History

Page: 298

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Using a comparative and broad perspective, Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 800-1066 draws on archaeology, art history, material culture, texts from charms to chronicles, from royal law-codes to sermons to poems, and other evidence to demonstrate the centrality of Christianity and the Church in Britain 800-1066. It delineates their contributions to the changes in politics, economy, society and culture that occurred between 800 and 1066, from nation-building to practicalities of government to landscape. The period 800-1066 saw the beginnings of a fundamental restructuring of politics, society and economy throughout Christian Europe in which religion played a central role. In Britain too the interaction of religion with politics and society was profound and pervasive. There was no part of life which Christianity and the Church did not touch: they affected belief, thought and behaviour at all levels of society. This book points out interconnections within society and between archaeological, art historical and literary evidence and similarities between aspects of culture not only within Britain but also in comparison with Armenian Christendom. A. E. Redgate explores the importance of religious ideas, institutions, personnel and practices in the creation and expression of identities and communities, the structure and functioning of society and the life of the individual. This book will be essential reading for students of early medieval Britain and religious and social history.
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Providence and Empire

Religion, Politics and Society in the United Kingdom, 1815-1914

Author: Stewart Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317885341

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 8158

The 19th century was, to a large extent, the ‘British century’. Great Britain was the great world power and its institutions, beliefs and values had an immense impact on the world far beyond its formal empire. Providence and Empire argues that knowledge of the religious thought of the time is crucial in understanding the British imperial story. The churches of the United Kingdom were the greatest suppliers of missionaries to the world, and there was a widespread belief that Britain had a divine mission to spread Christianity and civilisation, to eradicate slavery, and to help usher in the millennium; the Empire had a providential purpose in the world. This is the first connected account of the interactions of religion, politics and society in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales between 1815 and 1914. Providence and Empire is essential reading for any student who wishes to gain an insight into the social, political and cultural life of this period.
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The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity

Author: John H. Arnold

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015016

Category: Religion

Page: 640

View: 4200

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity takes as its subject the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500AD. It addresses topics ranging from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why 'Christianity' took particular forms at particular moments in history, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. This Handbook is a landmark academic collection that presents cutting-edge interpretive perspectives on medieval religion for a wide academic audience, drawing together thirty key scholars in the field from the United States, the UK, and Europe. Notably, the Handbook is arranged thematically, and focusses on an analytical, rather than narrative, approach, seeking to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion throughout this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. While providing a very wide-ranging view of the subject, it also offers an important agenda for further study in the field.
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A New History of England

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780750947848

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 7467

In his New History of England, leading historian Jeremy Black takes a cool and dispassionate look at the vicissitudes of over two millennia of English history.
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The role of the hospital in medieval England

gift-giving and the spiritual economy

Author: Sheila Sweetinburgh

Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 2874

Hospitals in medieval England gave and received gifts as part of the spiritual economy, engaging in an ongoing process of gift-exchange and reciprocity with the rich, as hospital patrons and benefactors. Those inside the hospital, the poor, infirm, and other unfortunates, also had a role to play, and as recipients of spiritual and bodily aid from the hospital, they could offer prayers of intercession for the houses benefactors, so playing a part in the exchange of gifts. This study of the relationships between those inside and outside the hospital gate offers the opportunity to explore the social history of the medieval English hospital. It also provides a national survey of the English medieval hospital in conjunction with a number of complementary regional and local case studies.
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Brockhaus Enzyklopädie

in vierundzwanzig Bänden

Author: F.A. Brockhaus Wiesbaden (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783765311000

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, German

Page: N.A

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Reader's guide to British history

Author: D. M. Loades

Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers

ISBN: 9781579584269

Category: History

Page: 1620

View: 4387

"A masterful attempt to describe the historical secondary literature of the British Isles -- from prehistory to the present day -- the set is comprised of substantial essays of 1,000 to 3,000 words each on a wide array of subjects -- all written by pre-eminent scholars in language accessible to beginning students and advanced researchers. Each listed essay title is given a thorough annotation."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.
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Who's who in early medieval England, 1066-1272

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

View: 8053

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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica: Marcopædia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 9488

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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

Publisher: Chicago : Encyclopædia Britannica

ISBN: 9780852293782

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 7066

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England unter den Tudors

Author: W. Busch

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5875128615

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Historiographie im frühen Mittelalter

Author: Anton Scharer,Georg Scheibelreiter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 552

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The Americana

a universal reference library, comprising the arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, commerce, etc., of the world

Author: Frederick Converse Beach,George Edwin Rines

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 3657

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