Religion, Power, and Resistance from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Centuries

Playing the Heresy Card

  • Editors
  • Karen Bollermann
  • Thomas M. Izbicki
  • Cary J. Nederman

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Karen Bollermann, Thomas M. Izbicki, Cary J. Nederman
      Pages 1-9
  3. “Razing” the Stakes: Personal Trials and Political Tribulations

  4. Joker’s Wild: Misappropriations of Orthodoxy and Misrepresentations of Heterodoxy

  5. The House Always Wins: Power Politics and the Threat of Force

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-242

About this book


Addressing the myriad ways in which heresy accusations could fulfill political aims during the Middle Ages, this collection shows acts of heresy were not just influenced by religion. Essays examine individual cases, in addition to the close relationship of orthodoxy and political dominance in medieval games of power.


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