Preface; List of illustrations; 1. Introduction; 2. The faith and its demands; 3. Access to the faith; 4. Religious life; 5. Devotion; 6. The pilgrimage of life and death; 7. Priests, people, and power; 8. Inclusion and exclusion; 9. The reality of religion; Bibliography; Index.
The first one-volume survey in English of religion and devotion in Europe between 1215 and 1515.
"...a graceful and evocative account of those matters that is well suited for use in advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate courses in medieval history and the history of religion...His account draws upon a wide range of narrative and documentary evidence, as well as literary and artistic artifacts from the period he surveys." James A. Brundage, History