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The Medieval Church: A Brief History

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  60 ratings  ·  7 reviews
International, multinational and yet intimately local, the Church was the central institution of the European Middle Ages. No aspect of the medieval world was untouched by its influence: it shaped the daily round of peasant and magnate alike, from cradle to grave; it was a key actor in the high politics of kings and emperors; it ordered the relations of man and woman, the ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 19th 1992 by Routledge (first published 1992)
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Справді дуже короткий, але в цілому коректний виклад історії становлення середньовічної Західної Церкви. Дивно лише, що фактично не приділяється увага Східній Церкві навіть до Великої схизми 1054 р., коли Церква була формально єдиною. Автору варто було б додати слово "Західна" до назви, інакше це виглядає трохи шовіністично (типу: говорим "Церква", маєм на увазі "Католицька").

Начитка загалом нічого була б, якби не якісь проблеми зі звуком.
Zombaby Cera
Yes, sometimes I read my boyfriend's college text books. This was informative and detailed just enough to keep it from being too tedious.
There is so much going on in this little book, and no wonder--Lynch is trying to pack a thousand years of information into a 345 page overview. His references are great, if a bit dated, and the background that he gives the reader is very accessible and solid. The narrative voice is funny, a bit snarky, and very easy to read. It doesn't get five stars because sometimes his opinions get the better of him, and cynicism about the church is just uncomfortable in a book about the Church. Also, because ...more
Brandon Pearce
Very concise and readable. Lynch has packed an enormous amount of information into minimal space with this book. It is a great starter book for anyone interested in Church History or Medieval History. I wish it had some information on the development of the Liturgy, which is why I gave it four stars instead of five.
Great book for people who are just starting to read about this subject. Lynch managed to write a handy overview about the Medieval Church.
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not bad. but he was a pretty mediocre prof.
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