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Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought

Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought
The Interpretation of Mary and Martha, the Ideal of the Imitation of Christ, the Orders of Society

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  • Author: Giles Constable, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Date Published: June 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521638746

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  • This volume concentrates on the changes in religious thought and institutions in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and includes not only monks and nuns but also less organised types of life such as hermits, recluses, crusaders, and penitents. It is complimentary to Professor Constable's subsequent book, The Reformation of the Twelfth Century (now also published as a paperback), but is dissimilar to it in examining three themes over a long period, from late Antiquity to the seventeenth century, in order to show how they changed over time.

    • Paperback edition of the first of Professor Constable's two masterworks (first published 1995–6), dealing with medieval life and thought
    • Discusses a wide range of the medieval religious fraternity, including monks, nuns, hermits, crusaders and penitents
    • Written by one of the most meticulous, stylish and internationally-renowned medievalists of our time
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    '… a work of great maturity and sophistication … to which students of twelfth-century religious life will turn again and again with fresh appreciation each time of its richness and wisdom … These studies will become foundational for future scholars of medieval religious life, and therefore merit careful, engaged reading - the highest mark of scholarly achievement.' John Van Engen, Journal of Eccclesiastical History

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    • Date Published: June 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521638746
    • length: 444 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    List of abbreviations
    Part I. The Interpretation of Mary and Martha:
    1. The sisters together
    2. The sisters distinguished
    3. The sisters apart
    Part II. The Ideal of the Imitation of Christ:
    4. The imitation of the divinity of Christ
    5. The imitation of the humanity of Christ
    6. The imitation of the body of Christ
    7. The late Middle Ages
    Part III. The Orders of Society:
    8. Introduction
    9. The early Middle Ages
    10. The eleventh and twelfth centuries
    11. From the twelfth century to the end of the Middle Ages
    12. Appendix: mediocres (mediani, medii) in the Middle Ages
    Bibliography of secondary works
    Index of manuscripts
    Biblical index
    General index.

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    Giles Constable, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

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