Chapter Review: Medieval Heresies

I have finished the book Medieval Heresies: Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation! That I bought almost 2 years ago. But we won’t count that. A single morning of reading, and it is done. Which means review time; specifically of the chapters that I bought this book for: Bohemian Reform Movement (i.e. […]

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Heresy

I bought a book a year ago, Medieval Heresy: Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation, Third Edition by Malcolm Lambert that I have been reading off and on. I’ve been doing a lot of other reading, too–so I admittedly just pick it up here and there to read a chapter or two […]

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Medieval Heresies

I’m currently reading Medieval Heresy: Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation by Malcolm Lambert. So: history, religion, heresy, culture, sociology…it’s all there. It’s an interesting book, and definitely feeds into my love of all things historical, history…and also religion related. I enjoy studying medieval times–and to be honest, religion was a huge […]

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What is Double Faith?

Kind of an interesting question, depending on perspective. Because I’m sure there could be at least a dozen answers I could come up with–and that does not begin to count the answers other people could give at the exact same time. – and most of them are not the historical phenomenon I am actually talking […]

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Patron Saint of Cats

Once again it’s that favorite time of year (wherein I ignore the super-obvious holiday, the one everyone will be celebrating [including my entire family], that I’ve previously ranted about, and focus on a day I like far better). It’s the Feast Day of St. Gertrude of Nivelles! Patron saint of cats, and therefore of supreme […]

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Sanctimonious Holidays

Valentine’s Day has never been anything special to me. Admittedly I am not fond of it, being single, because everything is shoved in your face as “couples” this, that and the next. So being single around this time of year is awful anyway. But even when I have had a boyfriend, I’ve never been much […]

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Graveyards

Graveyards are a strange place. They’re peaceful, but also sometimes creepy. Case in point, these photos I have here. These are photos from the Alter Friedhof in Freiburg im Breisgau, where I spent a year living. The featured image above is the stone in a mausoleum that says: Weinet nicht meine Lieben. Ich bin glücklich. […]

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