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A Century of British Medieval Studies$
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Alan Deyermond

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263952

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.001.0001

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Ecclesiastical History

Ecclesiastical History

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(p.130) (p.131) Ecclesiastical History
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A Century of British Medieval Studies
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Mayr-Harting Henry

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0006

This chapter examines the study of ecclesiastical history in Great Britain. It explains that the various departments of ecclesiastical history have tended to be under the umbrella of Theology rather than of History and that in Anglican terms the subject has tended to mean Early Church, Reformation and Nineteenth Century. Medieval ecclesiastical history, therefore, has no established position. Some of the most notable British works on medieval ecclesiastical history include Medieval Political Theory in the West by A.J. Carlyle and Westminster Abbey and Its Estates in the Middle Ages by Barbara Harvey.

Keywords:   ecclesiastical history, Great Britain, theology, early church, reformation, A.J. Carlyle, Barbara Harvey

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