The Stripping of the Altars : Traditional Religion in England,1400-1580 Paperback
by Eamon Duffy
This prize-winning account of the pre-Reformation church recreates lay people's experience of religion in fifteenth-century England.
Eamon Duffy shows that late medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong and vigorous tradition, and that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular and theologically respectable religious system.
For this edition, Duffy has written a new Preface reflecting on recent developments in our understanding of the period.
From reviews of the first edition: "A magnificent scholarly achievement [and] a compelling read."-Patricia Morrison, Financial Times "Deeply imaginative, movingly written, and splendidly illustrated...Duffy's analysis ...carries conviction."-Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books "This book will afford enjoyment and enlightenment to layman and specialist alike."-Peter Heath, Times Literary Supplement "[An] astonishing and magnificent piece of work."-Edward T.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 680 pages, 141 b-w illus.
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 11/03/2005
- Category: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
- ISBN: 9780300108286