The Medieval Church : A Brief History
The Church was the central institution of the European Middle Ages, and the foundation of medieval life. Professor Lynch's admirable survey (concentrating on the western church, and emphasising ideas and trends over personalities) meets a long-felt need for a single-volume comprehensive history, designed for students and non-specialists.
- Hardback | 400 pages
- 137.92 x 215.9mm
- 22 Dec 2014
Table of contents
Preface. 1. Ancient Christianity. 2. The Beginnings of the Medieval Church. 3. The Conversion of the West 350 - 700. 4. The Papal-Frankish Alliance. 5. The Church in the Carolingian Empire. 6. The Carolingian Renaissance. 7. The Collapse of the Carolingian World. 8. The Church in the Year 1000. 9. The Eleventh-Century Reforms. 10. The Rise of Christendom. 11. The Age of the Papacy. 12. The New Testament Revival. 13. Monastic Life: The Twelfth Century. 14. The Heretics. 15. The Friars. 16. The Schools. 17. The Framework of the Christian Life. 18. The Sacramental Life. 19. The Late Medieval Background. 20. The Late Medieval Church. Epilogue. Suggested Reading. Glossary. Maps. Index.