Church And Belief In The Middle Ages: Popes, Saints, And Crusaders by Kirsi SalonenChurch And Belief In The Middle Ages: Popes, Saints, And Crusaders by Kirsi Salonen

Church And Belief In The Middle Ages: Popes, Saints, And Crusaders

EditorKirsi Salonen, Sari Katajala-peltomaa

Hardcover | July 25, 2016

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The roles of popes, saints, and crusaders were inextricably intertwined in the Middle Ages: papal administration was fundamental in the making and promulgating of new saints and in financing crusades, while crusaders used saints as propaganda to back up the authority of popes, and even occasionally they ended up being sanctified. Yet current scholarship rarely treats these three components of medieval faith together. This book remedies that by bringing together scholars to consider the links among the three and the ways that understanding them can help us build a more complete picture of the working of the church and Christianity in the Middle Ages.
Kirsi Salonen is professor of medieval and early modern history in the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku. Sari Katajala-Peltomaa is a research fellow at the University of Tampere.  
Title:Church And Belief In The Middle Ages: Popes, Saints, And CrusadersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:276 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:July 25, 2016Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9089647767

ISBN - 13:9789089647764

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"The editors have set themselves the ambitious, and important, task of bringing together scholars studying three aspects of the medieval Church which are usually treated separately. . . . Overall, the quality of the contributions is high, with each casting new light on its subject. Moreover, the essays in each thematic strand complement each other well. . . . One of the major advantages of this book is that it showcases the various methodologies available to medievalists, bearing witness to the value of quantitative analysis, a micro-historical approach, charting the development of a theme over the longue duree, a close reading of the motifs and content of individual texts, a comparative study of several narratives, and of situating a series of events like the Swedish 'crusades' within a broader contextual framework. . . . Those interested in papal administration, saints and hagiographies, and crusade and mission on the fringes of Christendom will find much food for thought here."