Later Medieval Europe

From Saint Louis to Luther

Author: Daniel Philip Waley

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: History

Page: 276

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In this well-known intrduction Dr Waley explores the key aspects of the history of later medieval Europe (c1250-1520) and outlines the leading influences of the time. He discusses cultural developments and the history of ideas, as well as political and economic topics. The central theme is the growing power of the state and the effect of this on political ideas

Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation

Author: Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271590

Category: Religion

Page: 978

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The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation is a comprehensive study of the life and work of Martin Luther and the movements that followed him—in history and through today. Entries explore Luther’s contributions to theology, sacraments, his influence on the church and contemporaries, his character, and more.

Powwowing in Pennsylvania

Braucherei and the Ritual of Everyday Life

Author: Patrick J. Donmoyer

Publisher: Masthof Press & Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, Kutztown University

ISBN: 0998707430

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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This cultural exploration offers an unparalleled presentation of Pennsylvania’s ritual healing traditions known as powwowing or Braucherei in Pennsylvania Dutch, through original primary source materials, including manuscripts, ritual objects, and books—most of which have never before been available to English-speaking readers. Although methods and procedures have varied considerably over three centuries of ritual practice within the Pennsylvania Dutch cultural region, the outcomes and experiences surrounding this tradition have woven a rich tapestry of cultural narratives that highlight the integration of ritual into all aspects of life, as well as provide insight into the challenges, conflicts, growth, and development of a distinct Pennsylvania Dutch folk culture. Volume IV of the Annual Publication Series of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Local Religion in Colonial Mexico

Author: Martin Austin Nesvig

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826334022

Category: History

Page: 289

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The ten essays inLocal Religion in Colonial Mexicoprovide information about the religious culture in colonial Mexico. Carlos Eire's essay begins the study with the meaning of "popular religion" in colonial Mexico. Antonio Rubial García looks at the use of icons. Martin Austin Nesvig's essay discusses Tlatelolco, a city near Tenochtitlan and the site of Mexico's college for Indian education where the Indians studied classical Latin, Spanish grammar, and Catholic theology in preparation for the priesthood. William Taylor's writing uses an eighteenth-century Franciscan friar to demonstrate that priests transferred their own religion and networks of authority, power, and knowledge into their pastoral service. David Tavárez uses examples from Oaxaca to show seventeenth-century Zapotecs were not willing converts to Catholicism, preferring to retain the "idolatrous" beliefs of their ancestors. Edward Osowski presents the stories of two Nahua alms collectors who also served as spiritual leaders in their respective villages of colonial Mexico. Brian Larkin's essay discusses how eighteenth-century Mexico City Catholics gradually lost their belief that earthly prayers could help an individual's soul enter heaven. Nicole von Germeten tells how men of African heritage accepted the country's religious beliefs. Javier Villa-Flores analyzes the ways masters and slaves made use of Christian dogma to live with the harsh institution of slavery. The final essay, by William Christian, Jr., examines the different "Catholicisms" that exist in the world. "As the first collection of essays on local religion in Colonial Mexico, this volume sets a high standard for the quality of its contributions and the variety of its contents. A discussion of the concept of local religion is followed by eight fascinating case studies from various regions of colonial Mexico, spanning from the mid-sixteenth to the late eighteenth centuries. The essays refer to numerous ethnic groups and cultures. Each essay represents the richness and complexity of Mexican history. William Christian, known for his work on the local religion of Spain, provides a final reflection on the topic for New Spain. This book is bound to benefit students and scholars of history and religion, and to make us think more about local religion in Mexico today."--Kevin Terraciano, Associate Professor of History, UCLA

The Protestant Clergy of Early Modern Europe

Author: C. Dixon,Luise Schorn-Schütte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230518877

Category: Philosophy

Page: 245

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The Protestant Clergy of Early Modern Europe provides a comprehensive survey of the Protestant clergy in Europe during the confessional age. Eight contributions, written by historians with specialist research knowledge in the field, offer the reader a wide-ranging synthesis of the main concerns of current historiography. Themes include the origins and the evolution of the Protestant clergy during the age of Reformation, the role and function of the clergy in the context of early modern history, and the contribution of the clergy to the developments of the age (the making of confessions, education, the reform of culture, social and political thought).

Women In Late Medieval and Reformation Europe 1200-1550

Author: Helen M. Jewell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230213774

Category: History

Page: 184

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The period from c. 500 to 1200 comprises the formative centuries in European history after the fall of the Roman Empire in the west. Societies had to live through political, social, economic and religious challenges. Half the population, though, also had to labour under additional constraints imposed by the prevalent gender theories, which carried a mixture of inherited Judeo-Christian tradition and classical medical and legal custom through the period. Helen M. Jewell provides a lively survey of western European women's activities and experiences during this timespan. The core chapters investigate: - the function of women in the countryside and towns - the role of women in the ruling and landholding classes - women within the context of religion. This practical centre of the book is embedded in an analysis of contemporary, usually male-voiced, gender theories and society's expectations of women. Several individuals who vastly exceeded these expectations, crashing through the 'glass ceilings' of their day, are brought together in a fascinating final chapter. Combining a historiographical survey of trends over the last thirty years with more recent scholarship, this is the ideal introductory guide for anyone with an interest in women's history from the Dark Age through to the early Medieval period.

Studies in Reformed Theology and History

Author: A. N. S. Lane,Alan D. Savage,Barry Collett,Hans Boersma,Louis Joseph Mitchell,W. J. Torrance Kirby,Wolf Krötke,Philip G. Ziegler,Christina-Maria Bammel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889980096

Category: Reformed Church

Page: 155

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International Books in Print

Author: Archie Rugh,Barbara Hopkinson,K G Saur,K G Saur Books,K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,Irene Izod

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598222894

Category: English imprints

Page: 2500

View: 6310


Historians of Early Modern Europe

The Newsletter of the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference and the American Society for Reformation Research

Author: Sixteenth century studies conference (Etats-Unis).,Society for Reformation research (Etats-Unis).

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Birth of an Ideology

Myths and Symbols of Nation in Late-medieval France

Author: Colette Beaune

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: 427

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The "nation" of France, like the idea of nationhood itself, exists in the mind. And it is toward the products of the mind that Beaune directs her exciting new investigation of the origins of national feeling in late-medieval France. While most historians have concentrated on the same elements that formed the French state--historical events, personalities, or geography--Beaune looks at the myths, religious and secular symbols, and shared beliefs that set the people of late-medieval France to thinking of themselves as a nation.