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The Resource The sleep of Behemoth : disputing peace and violence in medieval Europe, 1000/1200, Jehangir Yezdi Malegam

The sleep of Behemoth : disputing peace and violence in medieval Europe, 1000/1200, Jehangir Yezdi Malegam

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The sleep of Behemoth : disputing peace and violence in medieval Europe, 1000/1200
Title
The sleep of Behemoth
Title remainder
disputing peace and violence in medieval Europe, 1000/1200
Statement of responsibility
Jehangir Yezdi Malegam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Sleep of Behemoth, Jehangir Yezdi Malegam explores the emergence of conflicting concepts of peace in western Europe during the High Middle Ages. Ever since the Early Church, Christian thinkers had conceived of their peace separate from the peace of the world, guarded by the sacraments and shared only grudgingly with powers and principalities. To kingdoms and communities they had allowed attenuated versions of this peace, modes of accommodation and domination that had tranquility as the goal. After 1000, reformers in the papal curia and monks and canons in the intellectual circles of northern France began to reimagine the Church as an engine of true peace, whose task it was eventually to absorb all peoples through progressive acts of revolutionary peacemaking. Peace as they envisioned it became a mandate for reform through conflict, coercion, and insurrection. And the pursuit of mere tranquility appeared dangerous, and even diabolical. As Malegam shows, within western Christendom's major centers of intellectual activity and political thought, the clergy competed over the meaning and monopolization of the term "peace." contrasting it with what one canon lawyer called the "sleep of Behemoth," a diabolical "false" peace of lassitude and complacency, one that produced unsuitable forms of community and friendship that must be overturned at all costs. Out of this contest over the meaning and ownership of true peace, Malegam concludes, medieval thinkers developed theologies that shaped secular political theory in the later Middle Ages. The Sleep of Behemoth traces this radical experiment in redefining the meaning of peace from the papal courts of Rome and the schools of Laon, Liege, and Paris to its gradual spread across the continent and its impact on such developments as the rise of papal monarchism; the growth of urban, communal self-government; and the emergence of secular and mystical scholasticism
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malegam, Jehangir Yezdi
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Peace
  • Violence
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Europe
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Peace
  • Violence
  • Europe
  • Christentum
  • Friedensbemühung
  • Gewalttätigkeit
  • Politik
  • Europa
Label
The sleep of Behemoth : disputing peace and violence in medieval Europe, 1000/1200, Jehangir Yezdi Malegam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Millennial reform and revisions of peace -- The papal reform : peace espoused and repudiated -- False sacraments : violence, captivity and insurrection -- Dueling sacraments : the communion of Judas Iscariot -- Mediations between self and society : peace, discretion and discipline -- Peacemaking, ecclesiology and evangelism -- Communes : inversions of peace -- Disciplining Behemoth : provisions for secular peace
Control code
ocn830110000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467899
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801467899
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jrd76
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830110000
Label
The sleep of Behemoth : disputing peace and violence in medieval Europe, 1000/1200, Jehangir Yezdi Malegam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Millennial reform and revisions of peace -- The papal reform : peace espoused and repudiated -- False sacraments : violence, captivity and insurrection -- Dueling sacraments : the communion of Judas Iscariot -- Mediations between self and society : peace, discretion and discipline -- Peacemaking, ecclesiology and evangelism -- Communes : inversions of peace -- Disciplining Behemoth : provisions for secular peace
Control code
ocn830110000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467899
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801467899
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jrd76
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830110000

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