Religious Belief and Ecclesiastical Careers in Late Medieval England

Religious Belief and Ecclesiastical Careers in Late Medieval England

Proceedings of the conference held at Strawberry Hill, Easter 1989

Edited by Christopher Harper-Bill

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Papers reflecting current research on orthodox religious practice and ecclesiastical organisation from c.1350-c.1500.
This book derives from a conference held in 1989. It reflects current research on ecclesiastical organisation and on aspects of religious belief from the Black Death to the English Reformation. On the wider front, there is an account of the diplomatic relations between the Pope and those who ruled for the infant Henry VI. Regional studies focus on Carthusians in Somerset, and the continued attraction of the eremitical life; on the canons of Exeter cathedral and on the foundation of chantries and the endowment of churches. Taken together, these essays show how late medieval religious belief was undermined by a variety of factors, and point up the contrast between the humanity and sensitivity of medieval religion and the nature of the faith which replaced it.

Contributors: CLIVE BURGESS, ROBERT W. DUNNING, MICHAEL J. HAREN, MARGARET HARVEY, D.N. LEPINE, COLIN RICHMOND, ROBERT N. SWANSON, BENJAMIN THOMPSON.

Details

August 1991
4 line illustrations
256 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in the History of Medieval Religion
ISBN: 9780851152967
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction - Christopher Harper-Bill
Strategies for Eternity: Perpetual Chantry Foundation in Late Medieval Bristol - Clive Burgess
The West-Country Carthusians - Robert W Dunning
Social Ideas in the Pastoral Literature of Fourteenth-Century England - Michael Haren
Martin V and the English, 1422-1431 - Margaret M Harvey
The Origins and Careers of the Canons of Exeter Cathedral, 1300-1455 - David N Lepine
The English Gentry and Religion, c. 1500 - Colin Richmond
Standard of Livings: Parochial Revenues in Pre-Reformation England - Robert N Swanson
Habendum et Tenendum: Lay and Ecclesiastical Attitudes to the Property of the Church - Benjamin Thompson

Reviews

A volume to read and reread with profit.' HISTORY
Excellent collection of papers... very welcome. Deserves a wide readership among professional historians and students. READING MEDIEVAL STUDIES

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