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The Early Humiliati

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series

  • Date Published: June 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521027144

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  • This book is the first major study in English of a group of late twelfth-century religious enthusiasts, the early Humiliati, who were condemned by the Church as heretics in 1184 but--in a remarkable transition--were reconciled seventeen years later and went on to establish a highly successful religious order in northern Italy. Using a wide range of sources, the nature of the early movement and its processes of institutional development are reconstructed. The book also includes a Bullarium Humiliatorum, a list of papal and episcopal letters and privileges.

    • The first major study in English of a hitherto under-researched and under-represented religious group
    • Demonstrates an unusual case of a movement being denounced by the Church as heretical, but becoming established later as an approved religious Order
    • Shows that the Humiliati were the real precursors of better-known movements such as the Mendicant Order
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Elegantly written and meticulously researched, this book expands our understanding of the religious revival of the twelfth and thirteenth century by taking up the Humiliati's story where Grundmann left off...A major contribution to the field, this book is detined to become the authoritative source on the Humiliati for many years to come." American Historial Review Dec 2001

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521027144
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.539kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    1. Tradition and history
    2. The beginnings of the Humiliati: the twelfth-century evidence
    3. Quia in nullo peccabant: the inspection and approval of the Humiliati 1199–1201
    4. Rules
    5. In search of communities
    6. New members and professions of vows
    7. Unity and uniformity: the development of a centralised order
    8. The Humiliati and the Church in the localities

  • Author

    Frances Andrews, University of St Andrews, Scotland

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