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Exploring the relationship of heresy, dissent and society in the 12th and 13th Centuries,The Devil's World shows how people made conscious choices between heresy and orthodoxy in the middle ages and were not afraid to exert their power as 'consumers' of religion. The book gives an account of all popular religious movements, looks at the threat that heresy presented to the Church and lay powers and considers the measures they took to deal with it. Ideal for students of medieval and religious history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780582279605
ISBN-10: 0582279607
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Longman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Roach

Andrew Roach is currently a Lecturer in History at the University of Glasgow. In the early 1990s he wrote economic predictions for the Henley Centre for Forecasting. Besides articles on Catharism and the Inquisition he has written on early censorship, Occitan identity, and, in conjunction with an econophysicist, heresy and scale-free network theory.