Popular Piety in Late Medieval England: The Diocese of Salisbury 1250-1550

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byAndrew D. Brown

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This is a study of the religious practices of lay people within a distinctive and relatively unexplored region that once formed the diocese of Salisbury. Andrew Brown explores lay piety in its contexts of landscape, society, and the church, and examines the many different issues andactivities which were of contemporary importance, such as the religious guilds, charity, and heresy. He shows how the regional variations in social and economic structure affected parish life, and concludes with an important assessment of the reception of the Reformation in the diocese. This isthe first scholarly study of the lay religion of this region, and its broad chronological range of and meticulously researched local focus offer illuminating insights into medieval piety over the centuries.

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This is a study of the religious practices of lay people within a distinctive and relatively unexplored region that once formed the diocese of Salisbury. Andrew Brown explores lay piety in its contexts of landscape, society, and the church, and examines the many different issues andactivities which were of contemporary importance, suc...

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This is the first book to study the religious practices of lay people in the region that once formed the diocese of Salisbury. Andrew Brown explores the relationship between lay piety and geographical location, social condition, and ecclesiastical structures. He tackles a wide range of issues, from the popularity of monastic institutio...

Andrew D. Brown is at University of Edinburgh.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019820521X

ISBN - 13:9780198205210

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A careful, balanced, and sensible study of a controversial period in Church History. s