A People's Tragedy Studies in Reformation by Eamon Duffy

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A People's Tragedy  Studies in Reformation by Eamon Duffy

A People's Tragedy Studies in Reformation by Eamon Duffy
epub | 4.04 MB | English | Isbn:B08LL4KWLB |
Author: Eamon Duffy | PAge: 272 | Year: 2020


As an authority on the religion of medieval and early modern England, Eamon Duffy is preeminent. In his revisionist masterpiece The Stripping of the Altars, Duffy opened up new areas of research and entirely fresh perspectives on the origin and progress of the English Reformation.
Duffy's focus has always been on the practices and institutions through which ordinary people lived and experienced their religion, but which the Protestant reformers abolished as idolatry and superstition. The first part of A People's Tragedy examines the two most important of these institutions: the rise and fall of pilgrimage to the cathedral shrines of England, and the destruction of the monasteries under Henry VIII, as exemplified by the dissolution of the ancient Anglo-Saxon monastery of Ely. In the title essay of the volume, Duffy tells the harrowing story of the Elizabethan regime's savage suppression of the last Catholic rebellion against the Reformation, the Rising of the...

Category:History of United Kingdom, Christian Church & Bible History, England History

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