The Stripping of the Altars : Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580-9780300254419

The Stripping of the Altars : Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580

By: Eamon Duffy
Binding: Paperback / softback
This prize-winning account of the pre-Reformation church recreates lay people's experience of religion, showing that late-medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but a strong and vigorous tradition. For this edition, Duffy has written a new introduction reflecting on recent developments in our understanding of the period. "A mighty and momentous book: a book to be read and re-read, pondered and revered; a subtle, profound book written with passion and eloquence, and with masterly control."-J. J. Scarisbrick, The Tablet "Revisionist history at its most imaginative and exciting. . . . [An] astonishing and magnificent piece of work."-Edward T. Oakes, Commonweal "A magnificent scholarly achievement, a compelling read, and not a page too long to defend a thesis which will provoke passionate debate."-Patricia Morison, Financial Times "Deeply imaginative, movingly written, and splendidly illustrated."-Maurice Keen, New York Review of Books Winner of the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award

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