Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 June 2022

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780198840367

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (AJ)

Excommunication in Thirteenth-Century England

Communities, Politics, and Publicity

Felicity Hill

  • Offers a fresh perspective on medieval excommunication, the medieval church's most severe sanction
  • Uses England as a case study to analyse the intentions behind excommunication, how it was perceived and received at both the national and local levels, and the effects it had upon individuals and society
  • Addresses such disparate aspects of society as pastoral care, cursing, fears about the afterlife, the implications of social ostracism, manipulations of excommunication in political conflicts, shame and reputation, and mass communication

Also of Interest