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Medieval Christianity - A New History

Kevin Madigan

For many, the medieval world seems dark and foreign-a miraculous, brutal, and irrational time of superstition and strange relics. The pursuit of heretics, the Inquisition, the Crusades, and the domination of the "Holy Land" come to mind. Yet the medieval world produced much that is part of our world today, including universities, the passion for Roman architecture and the emergence of the Gothic style, pilgrimage, the emergence of capitalism, and female saints. This new narrative history of medieval Christianity combines what is familiar and unfamiliar to modern audiences. Elements of novelty in the book include a steady focus on the role of women in Christianity; the relationships among Christians, Jews, and Muslims; the experience of ordinary parishioners; the adventure of asceticism, devotion, and worship; and instruction through drama, architecture, and art. Kevin Madigan expertly integrates these areas of focus with more traditional themes, such as the evolution and decline of papal power, the nature and repression of heresy, sanctity and pilgrimage, the conciliar movement, and the break between the old Western church and its reformers.

For many, the medieval world seems dark and foreign-a miraculous, brutal, and irrational time of superstition and strange relics. The pursuit of heretics, the Inquisition, the Crusades, and the domination of the "Holy Land" come to mind. Yet the medieval world produced much that is part of our world today, including universities, the passion for Roman architecture and the emergence of the Gothic style, pilgrimage, the emergence of capitalism, and female saints. This new narrative history of medieval Christianity combines what is familiar and unfamiliar to modern audiences. Elements of novelty in the book include a steady focus on the role of women in Christianity; the relationships among Christians, Jews, and Muslims; the experience of ordinary parishioners; the adventure of asceticism, devotion, and worship; and instruction through drama, architecture, and art. Kevin Madigan expertly integrates these areas of focus with more traditional themes, such as the evolution and decline of papal power, the nature and repression of heresy, sanctity and pilgrimage, the conciliar movement, and the break between the old Western church and its reformers.
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For many, the medieval world seems dark and foreign-a miraculous, brutal, and irrational time of superstition and strange relics. The pursuit of heretics, the Inquisition, the Crusades, and the domination of the "Holy Land" come to mind. Yet the medieval world produced much that is part of our world today, including universities, the passion for Roman architecture and the emergence of the Gothic style, pilgrimage, the emergence of capitalism, and female saints. This new narrative history of medieval Christianity combines what is familiar and unfamiliar to modern audiences. Elements of novelty in the book include a steady focus on the role of women in Christianity; the relationships among Christians, Jews, and Muslims; the experience of ordinary parishioners; the adventure of asceticism, devotion, and worship; and instruction through drama, architecture, and art. Kevin Madigan expertly integrates these areas of focus with more traditional themes, such as the evolution and decline of papal power, the nature and repression of heresy, sanctity and pilgrimage, the conciliar movement, and the break between the old Western church and its reformers.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pete Larkin

Length:

21h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

37:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

50:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

47:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

49:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

46:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

46:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

39:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

43:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

50:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

49:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

42:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

34:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

34:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

33:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

35:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

52:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

52:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

42:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

55:12