April 2018

Writing The Peace of God

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Depending on which historians you read, the Peace of God was either one of the most important movements of the entire middle ages ... or not a movement at all, and not all that important. It may have been sparked by an expectation that the approaching Millennium of Christ’s Incarnation and Passion demanded the total reform of church and society ... or its millenarian overtones were nothing but traditional ecclesiastical rhetoric. It may have signalled the entry of the “common people” onto the political stage ... unless that, too, was just conventional rhetoric for an ecclesiastical ideal of social unity....

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