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Published: 14 August 2014

438 Pages | 8 colour images


ISBN: 9780198702566

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The Secular Clergy in England, 1066-1216

Hugh M. Thomas

  • First monograph devoted to the secular clergy
  • Sheds light on many aspects of religious, economic, political, cultural, intellectual, and social English and European history
  • Explores England's place in the twelfth-century Renaissance
  • Discusses resistance to the demand for clerical celibacy using valuable evidence to discuss practical resistance to the drive, and also to provide some positive views of clerical families
  • Describes the tensions created by the intermingling of the religious and the secular in the Middle Ages