The Heresy of the Free Spirit in the Later Middle Ages Hardback

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The Heresy of the Free Spirit in the Later Middle Ages

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Since its original publication in 1972, The Heresy of the Free Spirit in the Later Middle Ages has been widely recognized as the standard work on the subject in any language.

The Heresy of the Free Spirit is often considered to have been the most important continental European heresy of the fourteenth century. Many historians have described its membership as a league of anarchistic deviants who fomented sexual license and subversion of authority. Free Spirits are supposed to have justified nihilism and megalomania and to have been remote precursors of Bakunin and Nietzsche and twentieth-century bohemians and hippies. This volume examines the Free-Spirit movement as it appeared in its own age, and concludes that it was not a tightly-organized sect but rather a spectrum of belief that emphasized voluntary poverty and quietistic mysticism. Overall, the movement was far more typical of the late-medieval search for God and godliness than is commonly supposed.

The Heresy of the Free Spirit in the Later Middle Ages by Robert E. Lerner was published by University of Notre Dame Press in March 2017. The ISBN for The Heresy of the Free Spirit in the Later Middle Ages is 9780268160807.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of Notre Dame Press (March 2017)
Weight573g
Number of Pages272
Thickness19 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780268160807
ISBN-100268160805
Product Code4530574
Page last updated 19th June 2018
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