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Popular Piety in Late Medieval England: The Diocese of Salisbury 1250-1550

Andrew D. Brown


This book is a study of the religious practices of lay people within a distinctive and relatively unexplored region that once formed the diocese of Salisbury. It explores lay piety in its contexts of landscape, society, and the church, and examines the many different issues and activities that were of contemporary importance, such as religious guilds, charity, and heresy. It shows how regional variations in social and economic structure affected parish life, and concludes with an important assessment of the reception of the Reformation in the diocese. This is the first scholarly study of the l ... More

Keywords: religious practice, Salisbury, church, society, religious guilds, charity, heresy, parish life, Reformation, medieval piety

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205210
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205210.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew D. Brown, author
University of Edinburgh