Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Contributors | November 26, 2014

    Chris Faatz: IMG The Collected Poems of James Laughlin



    Fall has brought us a true gift in the publication of the massive The Collected Poems of James Laughlin, published by New Directions in an... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$24.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Christianity- Theology and Ethics

This title in other editions

The Great Medieval Heretics: Five Centuries of Religious Dissent

by

The Great Medieval Heretics: Five Centuries of Religious Dissent Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Replete with terror, passion, and hope, this gripping narrative history explores the intricate mysteries of medieval Europe through the lives of the great heretics whose beliefs and practices challenged the teachings of an all-powerful church. Five centuries of social and spiritual turmoil are covered through a vivid and telling mix of events, personalities, and ideas. A host of figures are discussed in detail, including Bogomil, an obscure priest from the Balkans who introduced Manichean ideas to parishioners; Henry the Monk, who eluded capture and prepared southern France for the Cathars; Marguerite Porete, the great mystic who was burned at the stake; Fra Dolcino, whose brigand followers terrorized northern Italy; and the heralds of the Reformation, John Wyclif and Jan Hus. By the end of the Middle Ages, the courageous lives and beliefs of these and the other heretics discussed had transformed the religious, cultural, and political map of Europe.

Book News Annotation:

Frassetto (history, University of Delaware) is a well-known medievalist who has written several books on fringe groups of the Middle Ages. In this study of heretics from Bogomil to Jan Hus, he explains the nature of various heretical beliefs through the lives of those who led the movements. The stores are told in a clear prose narrative. In the process, Frassetto corrects myths about the Catholic Church and heretics that have been taught for years. Even though this book, now in paperback, is intended for a general readership, it is puzzling that there are so few footnotes, even to substantiate comments that are controversial and that the notes that he gives are to secondary sources, albeit mostly sound ones, or primary sources in translation. Despite this, it is a good starting place for the classroom and the bibliography will lead readers on to more detailed studies. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Replete with terror, passion, and hope, this gripping narrative history explores the intricate mysteries of medieval Europe through the lives of the great heretics whose beliefs and practices challenged the teachings of an all-powerful church. Five centuries of social and spiritual turmoil are covered through a vivid and telling mix of events, personalities, and ideas.

About the Author

Michael Frassetto teaches history at the University of Delaware and has written extensively on the history of medieval heresy, religion, and society. He is the former religion editor for Encyclopaedia Britannica. He lives in Medford, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933346120
Author:
Frassetto, Michael
Publisher:
BlueBridge
Subject:
REL108020
Subject:
Christian Church - History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
History
Subject:
Heretics, Christian.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Heresies, Christian -- History.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 0.83 lb

Other books you might like

  1. A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence Used Trade Paper $15.00
  2. Cities of God: The Real Story of How... Used Trade Paper $8.00
  3. The Victory of Reason: How... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  4. Power and imagination :city-states... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  5. Murder of a Medici Princess Used Trade Paper $6.95

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
Religion » Christianity » Christian Church » History
Religion » Christianity » Church History » Medieval
Religion » Western Religions » Church History

The Great Medieval Heretics: Five Centuries of Religious Dissent New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$24.95 In Stock
Product details 256 pages BlueBridge - English 9781933346120 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Replete with terror, passion, and hope, this gripping narrative history explores the intricate mysteries of medieval Europe through the lives of the great heretics whose beliefs and practices challenged the teachings of an all-powerful church. Five centuries of social and spiritual turmoil are covered through a vivid and telling mix of events, personalities, and ideas.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.