Cambridge Medieval Textbooks: The Waldensian Dissent: Persecution and Survival, c.1170-c.1570 (Hardback)
  • Cambridge Medieval Textbooks: The Waldensian Dissent: Persecution and Survival, c.1170-c.1570 (Hardback)
zoom

Cambridge Medieval Textbooks: The Waldensian Dissent: Persecution and Survival, c.1170-c.1570 (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
£72.99
Hardback 252 Pages / Published: 02/09/1999
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The Poor of Lyons, whom their detractors called 'Waldensians' - after the name of their founder Waldo (or Vaudes) - first emerged around 1170 and formed in common with other groups of the period a sect which embraced evangelism, prophecy and poverty. By challenging their prohibition by the lay clergy, and by following the Scripture to the last letter, they suffered excommunication and were condemned as heretics. Forced underground and dispersed widely, they nevertheless managed to maintain contact across Europe, through an established network of itinerant preachers, in Provence and Dauphine, Calabria and Piedmont, Austria and Bohemia, Pomerania, Brandenburg, Silesia and beyond. The Poor of Lyons constituted the only medieval heresy to have survived to the dawn of the so-called 'modern' period. Their tale of simple devotion mixed with a fierce tenacity serves to illuminate aspects of religious belief that have persisted to the present day. This book was first published in 1999.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521550291
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This text should be welcomed by all those historians ... who have up to now lacked a comprehensive and worthwhile text for the study of Waldensians.' Caterina Bruschi, Boekbeoordelingen
'Audisio has written a thoroughly competent introduction to the movement.' The Heythrop Journal
"This smoothly translated work, published 11 years ago in France, was intended 'to make acessible to the "enlightened amateur" the results of the latest research' on the 'Poor of Lyon' or/and the Waldensians...the volume is highly commended." G. H. Shriver, Choice
"The paleographic insights of this book are both fascinating and useful." Comitatus
"The paleographic insights of this book are both fascinating and useful." Comitatus
"...this will undoubtedly be a very useful classroom volume, finally allowing anglophone students to gain a better understanding of the lives of these 'disenters.'" The Catholic Historical Review
"...this will undoubtedly be a very useful classroom volume, finally allowing anglophone students to gain a better understanding of the lives of these 'disenters.'" The Catholic Historical Review

You may also be interested in...

Travellers in the Third Reich
Added to basket
Homage to Catalonia
Added to basket
Big Week
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Romanovs
Added to basket
The Cut Out Girl
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Unwomanly Face of War
Added to basket
France
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Soldier Who Came Back
Added to basket
The Shortest History of Germany
Added to basket
Chernobyl
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
SPQR
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Shortest History of Europe
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Death of Democracy
Added to basket
Henry VIII
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Rome: A History in Seven Sackings
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.