The Peace of God: Social Violence and Religious Response in France around the Year 1000
- Publish Date: 1992-10-22
- Binding: Paperback
During the dissolution of the former Carolingian Empire, warfare and plunder went unchecked. An innovative response to this violence was the Church-led initiative known as the Peace of God, perhaps history's earliest mass peace movement. In the thirteen essays collected here, leading scholars consider key aspects of the movement and episodes in its history.