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The Resource Power & purity : Cathar heresy in Medieval Italy, Carol Lansing

Power & purity : Cathar heresy in Medieval Italy, Carol Lansing

Label
Power & purity : Cathar heresy in Medieval Italy
Title
Power & purity
Title remainder
Cathar heresy in Medieval Italy
Statement of responsibility
Carol Lansing
Title variation
Power and purity
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Catharism was a popular medieval heresy based on the belief that the creation of humankind was a disaster in which angelic spirits were trapped in matter by the devil. Their only goal was to escape the body through purification. Cathars denied any value to material life, including the human body, baptism, and the Eucharist, even marriage and childbirth. What could explain the long popularity of such a bleak faith in the towns of southern France and Italy? Power and Purity explores the place of Cathar heresy in the life of the medieval Italian town of Orvieto. Based on extensive archival research, it details the social make-up of the Cathar community and argues that the heresy was central to the social and political changes of the 13th century. The late 13th-century repression of Catharism by a local inquisition was part of a larger redefinition of civic and ecclesiastical authority. This study addresses current debates about the rise of persecution, and argues for a climate of popular toleration. Power and Purity will appeal to historians of society and politics as well as religion and gender studies
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Lansing, Carol
Dewey number
273/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4891.2
LC item number
.L36 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Albigenses
  • Albigenses
  • Albigenses
  • Albigenses
  • Italy
  • Orvieto (Italy)
Label
Power & purity : Cathar heresy in Medieval Italy, Carol Lansing
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The murder of Parenzo -- Orvietan society and the early popolo -- The Cathars -- Belief and doubt -- Sexed bodies, married bodies, and dead bodies -- Inquisition, repression, and toleration -- Corpus Domini and the creation of Adam and Eve
Control code
35646558
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 267 pages
Isbn
9780195063912
Lccn
96044937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Label
Power & purity : Cathar heresy in Medieval Italy, Carol Lansing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The murder of Parenzo -- Orvietan society and the early popolo -- The Cathars -- Belief and doubt -- Sexed bodies, married bodies, and dead bodies -- Inquisition, repression, and toleration -- Corpus Domini and the creation of Adam and Eve
Control code
35646558
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 267 pages
Isbn
9780195063912
Lccn
96044937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map

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