Heresy And Literacy, 1000-1530 by Peter BillerHeresy And Literacy, 1000-1530 by Peter Biller

Heresy And Literacy, 1000-1530

EditorPeter Biller, Anne Hudson

Paperback | June 28, 1996

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Did growing literacy in the later medieval period foster popular heresy, or did heresy provide a crucial stimulus to the spread of literacy? This collective volume, by established scholars from Britain, continental Europe and the United States, considers the importance of the written word in pre-Lutheran heresies, and explores the extent to which heretics' familiarity with books paralleled or exceeded that of their orthodox contemporaries.
Title:Heresy And Literacy, 1000-1530Format:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:June 28, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Heresy and literacy: earlier history of the theme Peter Biller; 2. Literacy and the making of heresy c.1000-c.1150 R. I. Moore; 3. Wisdom from the East: the reception by the Cathars of Eastern dualist texts Bernard Hamilton; 4. The Cathars of Languedoc and written materials Peter Biller; 5. Italian Catharism and written culture Lorenzo Paolini; 6. Heresy and literacy: evidence of the thirteenth-century exempla Aaron Gurevich; 7. The literacy of Waldensianism from Valdes to c.1400 Alexander Patschovsky; 8. Waldensian books Anne Brenon; 9. Waldensians in the Dauphiné (1400-1530): from dissidence in texts to dissidence in practice Pierette Paravy; 10. Were the Waldensians more literate than their contemporaries (1460-1560)? Gabriel Audisio; 11.Writing and resistance among Beguins of Languedoc and Catalonia Robert E. Lerner; 12. Religious reading amongst the laity in France in the fifteenth century Geneviève Hasenohr; 13. Laicus litteratus: the paradox of Lollardy Anne Hudson; 14. Literacy and heresy in Hussite Bohemia Frantisek Smahel; 15. Heterodoxy, literacy and print in the early German Reformation Bob Scribner; 16. Literacy, heresy, history and orthodoxy: perspectives and permutations for the later Middle Ages R. N. Swanson.

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