Formation of a Persecuting Society by R. I. Moore
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Formation of a Persecuting Society
By R. I. Moore

The Formation of a Persecuting Society

Authority and Deviance in Western Europe 950-1250 2nd Revised edition

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Formation of a Persecuting Society by R. I. Moore

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The tenth to the thirteenth centuries in Europe saw the appearance of popular heresy and the establishment of the Inquisition, the expropriation and mass murder of Jews, and the propagation of elaborate measures to segregate lepers from the healthy and curtail their civil rights. These were traditionally seen as distinct and separate developments, and explained in terms of the problems which their victims presented to medieval society. In this stimulating book, first published in 1987 and now widely regarded as a a classic in medieval history, R. I. Moore argues that the coincidences in the treatment of these and other minority groups cannot be explained independently, and that all are part of a pattern of persecution which now appeared for the first time to make Europe become, as it has remained, a persecuting society. In this new edition, R. I. Moore updates and extends his original argument with a new, final chapter, "A Persecuting Society". Here and in a new preface and critical bibliography, he considers the impact of a generation's research and refines his conception of the "persecuting society" accordingly, addressing criticisms of the first edition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405129640
ISBN-10: 1405129646
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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First European Revolution by R. I. Moore First European Revolution, Paperback (September 2000)

This book provides a radical reassessment of Europe from the late-tenth to the early-13th centuries. Professor Moore argues that the period witnessed the first true "revolution" in European society, characterized by a transformation in the economy, in family structures, and in the sources of power.

History of the Family by R. I. Moore History of the Family, Paperback (September 1989)

The History of the Family concerns the changing interactions between family and social, political and religious structures over the last thousand years of European history. The family is usually described in terms of patterns of kinship, inheritance, and relations between sexes and generations.

Pre-industrial Societies by R. I. Moore Pre-industrial Societies, Paperback (September 1989)

One would not normally expect students of biology to dissect frogs without prior knowledge of frog anatomy; yet students of history are regularly expected to analyse pre--modern institutions and events without any prior knowledge whatsoever of the general anatomy of pre--industrial societies.

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Author Biography - R. I. Moore

R. I. Moore, formerly of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, is the author of The Origins of European Dissent (1977), and The First European Revolution, c. 970-1215, (2000), in the Making of Europe series. He is General Editor of the Blackwell History of the World series and was also founding editor of the Blackwell series New Perspectives on the Past. He is editor of the Philip's Atlas of World History. He has taught at the University of Chicago and the University of California at Berkeley and is a Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America.

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