The Medieval Reformation: Context (HIH3278)

30 credits

The profound political, religious, social and economic changes  Western Society and the Church underwent in the years between 900 and 1215 are described as the ‘Medieval Reformation’ ; the lives of the clergy and of ordinary lay people were transformed as the Church became a separate entity.  This module explores the modern debates about the nature of these changes in how men and women across the Latin West experienced Christianity.  Topics considered include heresy, clerical and monastic reform, saints’ cults, crusades, pilgrimage and heresy.  

No prior knowledge is required.