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It is this huge variation in standard of living, educational level and intellectual
sensibility which makes this society so diverse, and therefore so hard to
generalise about. Not only did conditions change over the two centuries, but at
any one point ...
It was a criminal offence for a man to stay away from church on Sundays, and the
very mode of worship there symbolised the society in which he lived. Like the
carefully arranged processions of the medieval Church, the Anglican seating ...
iii Society and the dead As in other societies, therefore, ghosts were a sanction
for general moral standards, sustaining good social relations and disturbing the
sleep of the guilty.1 But they were particularly important for the enforcement of ...
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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