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Hunting for Medieval Heretics: Recent Research and New Perspectives

Hunting for Medieval Heretics: Recent Research and New Perspectives
125 Queen's Park, Lillian Massey Building, Room 301
Time: Dec 8th, 12:10 pm End: Dec 8th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), 400-1200, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Talk by Antonio Sennis, University College London

The Centre for Medieval Studies presents

Prof. Antonio Sennis, University College London

Hunting for Medieval Heretics: Recent Research and New Perspectives

Prof. Sennis will present findings from his new book (ed.) Cathars in Question (Boydell and Brewer 2016) that challenges previous understandings of heresy in the Middle Ages. Using revisionist scholarship on "Catharism" as a case study, Prof. Sennis will offer a comparative perspective on issues of key interest to the study of religious groups in any period: what constituted popular belief? How was orthodoxy defined from a process of conflict and negotiation? In what ways were societies based on the suppression of dissidents? To what degree can "heresy" be seen as an invention?

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Centre for Medieval Studies at 416-978-4884.

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