The Wandering Heretics of Languedoc (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

The Wandering Heretics of Languedoc (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

Caterina Bruschi


How may still historians learn assets which checklist inquisitorial trials within the heart a while? How do we comprehend the fears felt by way of these on trial? by way of analysing six volumes of depositions within the trial of Cathar and Waldensian heretics in Languedoc among the overdue 12th and the fourteenth century, during this booklet, Caterina Bruschi demanding situations previous methodologies within the learn of dissent. She examines the intrinsic narratological difficulties regarding the resources and, utilizing ways from the social sciences, analyses the various fears felt by way of deponents and the way these fears affected their activities and judgements. In so doing, she sheds gentle on itinerancy in the ecclesial constitution of non-conformist events and contextualises the matter of itinerancy as a benchmark for the definition of heresy. concentrating on the lives and attitudes of trial witnesses, this leading edge account is a tremendous contribution to our figuring out of the character of spiritual non-conformity within the heart a while.

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