In 16th century Europe, culture and religious belief were so enmeshed that, together, they informed and underpinned every act, however mundane, of every ordinary man or woman. The Reformation ushered in revolutionary changes in Western society, but the people of Catholic Europe have usually been regarded as little affected. Spain, in particular, is supposed to have escaped the winds of change entirely. By considering the life of one small, but lively and distinctive, rural community, and the broader Mediterranean society of which it was part, The Phoenix and the Flame shows, how in Catholic Europe there in fact took place powerful changes which affected the daily life, belief and culture of the common people.stipulation, reaffirmed in repeated general councils, that synods be held annually in each diocese. ... rituals on Innocents Day, the sacrament of baptism was to be given only in church, religious instruction for adults on Sundays was introduced, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Phoenix and the Flame|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 1993-01-01|