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9781137431042

Religion, Power, and Resistance from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Centuries Playing the Heresy Card

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    9781137431042

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-12-17
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Accusations of heresy did not arise in a vacuum during the Middle Ages. Polemicists and inquisitors had their own agendas, often involving lay or ecclesiastical politics. Heresy and treason became equated by the thirteenth century, opening the way for stronger measures against dissenters. The present volume addresses the myriad ways in which heresy accusations could be employed to fulfill political aims, from managing the effects of intellectual dissent on popular movements, to manipulating the heresy topos, to mediating the large-scale relationship between ecclesiastical and secular politics, both in Christendom and in the Islamic world.

Author Biography

Karen Bollermann is Assistant Professor of English at Arizona State University, USA. She writes about Old and Middle English literature, as well as twelfth century English ideas and history. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Viator, Journal of Medieval History, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History, and Glossator.

Cary J. Nederman is Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University, USA. He is the author or editor of approximately 20 books, including, most recently, A Companion to Marsilius of Padua (2012); Mind Matters (2010); Lineages of European Political Thought: Explorations along the Medieval/Modern Divide from John of Salisbury to Hegel (2009), and Machiavelli (2009). He has also published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, including contributions to leading journals in political science, history, philosophy, and medieval studies.

Thomas M. Izbicki writes extensively on the late medieval church and canon law. Among his publications are: Protector of the Faith: Cardinal Johannes de Turrecremata and the Defense of the Institutional Church (1981); Reject Aeneas, Accept Pius: Selected Letters of Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini (Pope Pius II), edited with Gerald Christianson and Philip Krey (2006); and a translation of Writings on Church and Reform by Nicholas of Cusa (2008).

Table of Contents

Introduction; Karen Bollermann, Thomas M. Izbicki, and Cary J. Nederman
PART I: "RAZING" THE STAKES: PERSONAL TRIALS AND POLITICAL TRIBULATIONS
1. Standing in Abelard's Shadow: Gilbert of Poitiers, the 1148 Council of Rheims, and the Politics of Ideas; Karen Bollermann and Cary J. Nederman
2. Secular Politics and Academic Condemnation at Oxford, 1358-1411; Andrew E. Larsen
3. 'O Cursed Judas": Formal Heresy Accusations against Jan Hus; Thomas A. Fudge
4. Questions of Due Process and Conviction in the Trial of Joan of Arc; Henry Ansgar Kelly
PART II: JOKER'S WILD: MISAPPROPRIATIONS OF ORTHODOXY AND MISREPRESENTATIONS OF HETERODOXY
5. Making a Heresiarch: Guido Terreni's Attack on Joachim of Fiore;Thomas Turley
6. The Papal Condemnation of Marsilius of Padua's Defensor Pacis: Its Preparation and Political Use; Frank Godthardt
7. Tarring Conciliarism with the Brush of Heresy: Juan de Torquemada's Summa de ecclesia; Thomas M. Izbicki
8. Ockham, Almain, and the Idea of Heresy;Takashi Shogimen
PART III: THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS: POWER POLITICS AND THE THREAT OF FORCE
9. Hints and Allegations: The Charge of Infidelity in Papal and Imperial Propaganda, 1239-1245; John Phillip Lomax
10. Autonomy, Dissent, and the Crusade against Fra Dolcino in 14th Century Valsesia; Jerry B. Pierce
11. Religious Dissent in Pre-Modern Islam: Political Usage of Heresy and Apostasy in Nizam al-Mulk and Ibn Taymiyya; Bettina Koch

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