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Medieval Popular Religion, 1000-1500: A Reader (Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures #2)
Comprising a variety of translated documents from the 11th to the early 16th centuries John Shinners' book demonstrates the rich diversity of religious life led by people in medieval Western Europe.
Paperback, Second Edition, 556 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by University of Toronto Press
(first published May 20th 1997)
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An excellent collection of primary sources, but at more than 500 pages, it is something to graze in rather than attempt to read straight through. I particularly liked reading the "commonplaceplace book" of a reeve (where he records various facts, legends, and other bits of information, including dirty jokes and proverbs) and an account of St. Gwinefort, a greyhound which was unjustly slain by his master, and in recognition of his martyrdom the locals began to honor him as a saint, eventually dev ...more
John R. Shinners is a professor of Humanistic Studies at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame (IN).More about John Shinners...
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