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The English Church in the Fourteenth Century
Based on the Birkbeck Lectures, 1948


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108015295

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  • This 1955 book is an expanded version of Pantin's 1948 Birkbeck Lectures on the English church in the fourteenth century. The period saw great changes, in part due to the Black Death and its consequences. The work is divided into three parts. In the first, Pantin examines social and political aspects of the church, such as the make up of the episcopacy, and the influence of the crown on church affairs. In the second he deals with the intellectual activities and culture of the church in a time of change and controversy, as university education became more common for priests and monks. The final section discusses the religious literature of the period, for both clergy and laity, and the growth of the mystical tradition in England. The result is a scholarly but accessible account of the church at a time of rapid change.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108015295
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction: the legacy of the thirteenth century
    Part 1. Church and State:
    2. The social structure of the English church
    3. Patronage and the use of benefices
    4. Papal provisions
    5. Anglo-papal relations
    Part II. Intellectual Life and Controversy:
    6. Scholastic institutions and the geography of learning
    7. Topics of controversy
    8. Personalities
    Part III. Religious Literature:
    9. Manuals of instruction for parish priests
    10. Religious and moral treatises in the vernacular
    11. English mystical literature of the fourteenth century

  • Author

    William Abel Pantin

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