The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England,1400-1580 (2nd Revised edition)

The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England,1400-1580 (2nd Revised edition)

By: Eamon Duffy (author)Paperback

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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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About Author

Eamon Duffy is Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge and President of Magdalene College. He is the author of Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes and The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village, both available in paperback from Yale University Press.

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  • publication date: 11/03/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780300108286
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 680
  • ID: 9780300108286
  • weight: 1157
  • ISBN10: 0300108281
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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