Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
A Common Enemy: Late Medieval Anticlericalism revisited
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Medieval Studies. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
2013 (English)In: Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft, ISSN 0943-8610, Vol. 21, no 1, 77-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The use of the term anti-clericalism for a variety of structurally unrelated phenomena has, for the most part, been rejected by German medievalscholarship, while many English-speaking historians and literary scholars use it in order to denote continuities from the Late Middle Ages to the Reformation period. This article seeks to utilize the term anticlericalism, which is admittedly inadequate for the internal differentiation of movements and phenomena, to contextualize texts and groups criticizing the clergy, pointing to similarities between anticlerical and orthodox ideologies, specifically anti-Judaism and antifeminism. This allows for both the points of rupture between the Catholic andanti-clerical movements and the importance of anti-clericalism as an indicator of the epochal break between the Middle Ages and the early modern period to be put into perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013. Vol. 21, no 1, 77-96 p.
Keyword [en]
anticlericalism, anti-judaism, antifeminism
National Category
History History of Religions
Research subject
History; History of Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-88198DOI: 10.1515/zfr-2013-0003OAI: diva2:610304
Available from: 2013-03-11 Created: 2013-03-11 Last updated: 2013-04-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Heß, Cordelia
By organisation
Centre for Medieval StudiesDepartment of History
In the same journal
Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft
HistoryHistory of Religions

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 135 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link