Heresy and the Persecuting Society in the Middle Ages: Essays on the Work of R.I. Moore

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Michael Frassetto
Brill, 2006 - History - 338 pages
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This volume examines the influence of R. I. Moore and the nature of heresy and its repression in the Middle Ages. The volume considers the vexing question of the origins of medieval heresy and the possible influence of Bogomil missionaries. Geographic areas not usually examined for the growth of heresy are examined, and a new understanding of the violence of the Albigensian Crusade is offered. The blurred boundary between heresy and orthodoxy and the nature of heresy and popular religion are also discussed. The final chapters consider the formation of the persecuting society and Moore's reflection on scholarship of the late 20th century. The volume offers new insights into the nature of heresy and society in the Middle Ages. Contributors include: Malcolm Barber, Daniel F. Callahan, Michael Frassetto, James Given, Bernard Hamilton, Carol Lansing, Laurence W. Marvin, R.I. Moore, Mark Pegg, Edward Peters, Arthur Siegel, Susan Taylor Snyder, and Claire Taylor.

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Michael Frassetto, Ph.D. (1993) in History, University of Delaware, is religion editor at Encylopaedia Britannica. He has published numerous works on heresy and Ademar of Chabannes and edited the volume The Year 1000.

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