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

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

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by Duffy, Eamon | Humanities
Published 12/04/2022 by Yale University Press in the United States
Paperback | 720 pages

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