John     Kelly

“The pogroms in Mainz, Worms, and Trier were an early expression of a new, more militant Christianity. The Civitas Dei—or God State—grew out of the wave of intense pietism that swept through Europe in the Central Middle Ages. The new state’s controlling metaphor was the body: just as its various limbs fit together into an organic whole, so, too, does—or should—Christian society. Inspired by this corporatist vision, the angry sword of orthodoxy struck out at dissident minorities, such as the Albigensian heretics of southern France and the Jews. Many aspects of modern anti-Semitism date from the period of the Civitas Dei. For”


John Kelly, The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time
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