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"[A] vigorous and eloquent book, a work of daring revision and a masterpiece of the historical imagination....At once meticulous and lush, The Stripping of the Altars patiently and systematically recovers the lost world of medieval English Catholicism." Benjamin Schwarz, the Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

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This prize-winning account of the pre-Reformation church recreates lay peoples experience of religion in fifteenth-century England. Eamon Duffy shows that late medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong and vigorous tradition, and that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular and theologically respectable religious system. For this edition, Duffy has written a new Preface reflecting on recent developments in our understanding of the period.

From reviews of the first edition:

“A magnificent scholarly achievement [and] a compelling read.”—Patricia Morrison, Financial Times

“Deeply imaginative, movingly written, and splendidly illustrated. . . . Duffys analysis . . . carries conviction.”—Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books

“This book will afford enjoyment and enlightenment to layman and specialist alike.”—Peter Heath, Times Literary Supplement

“[An] astonishing and magnificent piece of work.”—Edward T. Oakes, Commonweal

Review:

"This book will afford enjoyment and enlightenment to layman and specialist alike." Peter Heath, Times Literary Supplement

Review:

"A magnificent scholarly achievement [and] a compelling read." Patricia Morrison, Financial Times

Review:

"Deeply imaginative, movingly written, and splendidly illustrated....Duffy?s analysis...carries conviction." Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books

Review:

"[An] astonishing and magnificent piece of work." Edward T. Oakes, Commonweal

Synopsis:

This prize-winning account of the pre-Reformation church recreates lay people's experience of religion in fifteenth-century England. Eamon Duffy shows that late medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong and vigorous tradition, and that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular and theologically respectable religious system. For this edition, Duffy has written a new Preface reflecting on recent developments in our understanding of the period.

From reviews of the first edition:

A magnificent scholarly achievement and a compelling read.--Patricia Morrison, Financial Times

Deeply imaginative, movingly written, and splendidly illustrated. . . . Duffy's analysis . . . carries conviction.--Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books

This book will afford enjoyment and enlightenment to layman and specialist alike.--Peter Heath, Times Literary Supplement

An astonishing and magnificent piece of work.--Edward T. Oakes, Commonweal

About the Author

Eamon Duffy is professor of the history of Christianity at the University of Cambridge and president of Magdalene College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300108286
Author:
Duffy, Eamon
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Reformation -- England.
Subject:
England Church history 16th century.
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
141 b/w illus.
Pages:
700
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in 2.75 lb

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Product details 700 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300108286 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "[A] vigorous and eloquent book, a work of daring revision and a masterpiece of the historical imagination....At once meticulous and lush, The Stripping of the Altars patiently and systematically recovers the lost world of medieval English Catholicism." (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Review" by , "This book will afford enjoyment and enlightenment to layman and specialist alike."
"Review" by , "A magnificent scholarly achievement [and] a compelling read."
"Review" by , "Deeply imaginative, movingly written, and splendidly illustrated....Duffy?s analysis...carries conviction."
"Review" by , "[An] astonishing and magnificent piece of work."
"Synopsis" by , This prize-winning account of the pre-Reformation church recreates lay people's experience of religion in fifteenth-century England. Eamon Duffy shows that late medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong and vigorous tradition, and that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular and theologically respectable religious system. For this edition, Duffy has written a new Preface reflecting on recent developments in our understanding of the period.

From reviews of the first edition:

A magnificent scholarly achievement and a compelling read.--Patricia Morrison, Financial Times

Deeply imaginative, movingly written, and splendidly illustrated. . . . Duffy's analysis . . . carries conviction.--Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books

This book will afford enjoyment and enlightenment to layman and specialist alike.--Peter Heath, Times Literary Supplement

An astonishing and magnificent piece of work.--Edward T. Oakes, Commonweal

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