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The Lollards (Social History in Perspective)

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The Lollards offers a brief, insightful guide to the entire history of England's only native medieval heretical movement. Beginning with its fourteenth century origins in the theology of an Oxford professor, John Wyclif, Richard Rex examines the spread of Lollardy across much of England until its eventual dissolution amidst the ecclesiastical and doctrinal upheavals of th
Paperback, 204 pages
Published September 6th 2002 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1st 2002)
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Apr 27, 2012 Nathan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Rex's stated goal is to produce with this book the new standard in introductory texts about Lollardy. It is a genuine work of scholarship at the highest lever. What it is not is a genuinely objective work of scholarship. Objectivity doesn't even seem to be in view. He confesses readily that he is attempting to correct the consensus view that the English reformation found its roots (or at least its forerunners) in the Lollards. This position, long upheld by scholarship, likely developed in the ea ...more
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