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Belief and Culture in the Middle Ages Studies Presented to Henry Mayr-Harting

by Richard (Reader in Medieval History, Reader in Medieval History, University of Kent, Canterbury) Gameson

Belief and Culture in the Middle Ages Studies Presented to Henry Mayr-Harting Synopsis

Are there angels within spitting distance of men? What did Pope Gregory the Great think of pagans? Were the monks of Battle compulsive forgers? Is temptation always a bad thing? These and many other fascinating questions are explored in this book. Commisssioned in honour of the distinguished medieval historian, Henry Mayr-Harting and reflecting the range and focus of its honorand's interests, the twenty-five essays provide a panoramic and stimulating exploration of the interrelated fields of belief and culture in the middle ages. Sanctity and sacred biography, seduction and temptation, forgery and litigation, patronage and art production, conversion and oppression were all part of the rich fabric of medieval Christian culture that is scrutinized here. Individually the studies shed new light on a series of key issues and questions relating to the cultural, religious, and political history of the sixth-century church, of Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, and of Carolingian, Ottonian, and Investiture Contest Europe; while collectively they illuminate the interaction of Christianity and politics, of secular and sacred, and of belief and culture from late antiquity to the thirteenth century.

Belief and Culture in the Middle Ages Studies Presented to Henry Mayr-Harting Press Reviews

This collection is a coherent one which makes a quite particular contribution to medieval studies ... Henry Mayr-Harting's influence is present in every part of this collection ... This volume is a fitting tribute to a very distinguished scholar. * English Historical Review * Truly a fitting tribute to a gifted teacher and noted scholar. * History * The strength of the volume is its repeated making new of old questions and matter, the scratching away of layers to reveal the vividness of an original text. * Revue d'Histoire Ecclesiastique *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780198208013
Publication date: 1st May 2001
Author: Richard (Reader in Medieval History, Reader in Medieval History, University of Kent, Canterbury) Gameson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 386 pages
Categories: Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, History of ideas,

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