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Benedictine Maledictions

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Author: Lester K. Little
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2018-07-05
Book Size: 40.16 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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Benedictine Maledictions

by Lester K. Little, Benedictine Maledictions Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Benedictine Maledictions book, "'May they be cursed in the chest and the heart, cursed in the stomach, cursed in the blood, cursed in the hands and feet and each of their members." Monks in medieval France lay flat before the altar as they intoned these maledictions laced with biblical quotations or paraphrases: "May their children be made orphans and their wives widows" (Psalm 108:9). In this long-awaited book, the result of more than a decade of research, Lester K. Little reconstructs and explores the phenomenon of officially sanctioned religious cursing in medieval Europe. He focuses on a church service, called in Latin either clamor or maledictio, used by monastic communities (primarily in Francia) between approximately 990 and 1250. Threatened by bands of heavily armed knights in a period of incessant civil strife, communities of monks, nuns, and cathedral clerics retaliated by cursing their enemies in a formal religious ceremony. After presenting the formulas the monks used in such cursing, Little explores the social, political, and juridical contexts in which these curses were used and explains how Christian authorities who condemned cursing could also authorize it. He demonstrates that these Benedictine maledictions often played a decisive role in resolving the monks' frequent property disputes wit local notables, especially knights. Little's approach to his subject is topical. After determining the clamor's sources, he takes up its kinship with such related liturgy as the humiliation of saints and then shows where and to what end it was used. By the conclusion of his work, he has recreated the whole culture of the medieval clamor, and in the process he has illuminated many other aspects of medieval social and legal culture.



Why Can The Dead Do Such Great Things

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Author: Robert Bartlett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2013-11-10
Book Size: 74.62 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 808
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Why Can The Dead Do Such Great Things

by Robert Bartlett, Why Can The Dead Do Such Great Things Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Why Can The Dead Do Such Great Things book, From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints—the holy dead. This ambitious history tells the fascinating story of the cult of the saints from its origins in the second-century days of the Christian martyrs to the Protestant Reformation. Robert Bartlett examines all of the most important aspects of the saints—including miracles, relics, pilgrimages, shrines, and the saints' role in the calendar, literature, and art. The book explores the central role played by the bodies and body parts of saints, and the special treatment these relics received. From the routes, dangers, and rewards of pilgrimage, to the saints' impact on everyday life, Bartlett's account is an unmatched examination of an important and intriguing part of the religious life of the past—as well as the present.



The Admonitions Of St Francis

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Author: Robert J. Karris
Publisher:
Release Date: 1999
Book Size: 42.31 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Meditations
Languages : en
Pages : 316
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The Admonitions Of St Francis

by Robert J. Karris, The Admonitions Of St Francis Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Admonitions Of St Francis book,



Virgin Whore

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Author: Emma Maggie Solberg
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2018-12-15
Book Size: 33.97 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 294
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Virgin Whore

by Emma Maggie Solberg, Virgin Whore Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Virgin Whore book, In Virgin Whore, Emma Maggie Solberg uncovers a surprisingly prevalent theme in late English medieval literature and culture: the celebration of the Virgin Mary’s sexuality. Although history is narrated as a progressive loss of innocence, the Madonna has grown purer with each passing century. Looking to a period before the idea of her purity and virginity had ossified, Solberg uncovers depictions and interpretations of Mary, discernible in jokes and insults, icons and rituals, prayers and revelations, allegories and typologies—and in late medieval vernacular biblical drama. More unmistakable than any cultural artifact from late medieval England, these biblical plays do not exclusively interpret Mary and her virginity as fragile. In a collection of plays known as the N-Town manuscript, Mary is represented not only as virgin and mother but as virgin and promiscuous adulteress, dallying with the Trinity, the archangel Gabriel, and mortals in kaleidoscopic erotic combinations. Mary’s "virginity" signifies invulnerability rather than fragility, redemption rather than renunciation, and merciful license rather than ascetic discipline. Taking the ancient slander that Mary conceived Jesus in sin as cause for joyful laughter, the N-Town plays make a virtue of those accusations: through bawdy yet divine comedy, she redeems and exalts the crime. By revealing the presence of this promiscuous Virgin in early English drama and late medieval literature and culture—in dirty jokes told by Boccaccio and Chaucer, Malory’s Arthurian romances, and the double entendres of the allegorical Mystic Hunt of the Unicorn—Solberg provides a new understanding of Marian traditions.



Churches In Early Medieval Ireland

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Author: Tomás Ó Carragáin
Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
Release Date: 2010
Book Size: 52.61 MB
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Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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Churches In Early Medieval Ireland

by Tomás Ó Carragáin, Churches In Early Medieval Ireland Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Churches In Early Medieval Ireland book, This is the first book devoted to churches in Ireland dating from the arrival of Christianity in the fifth century to the early stages of the Romanesque around 1100, including those built to house treasures of the golden age of Irish art, such as the Book of Kells and the Ardagh chalice. � Carrag�in's comprehensive survey of the surviving examples forms the basis for a far-reaching analysis of why these buildings looked as they did, and what they meant in the context of early Irish society. � Carrag�in also identifies a clear political and ideological context for the first Romanesque churches in Ireland and shows that, to a considerable extent, the Irish Romanesque represents the perpetuation of a long-established architectural tradition.



Negotiating Secular And Ecclesiastical Power

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Author: Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld
Publisher: Brepols Pub
Release Date: 1999
Book Size: 55.37 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 196
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Negotiating Secular And Ecclesiastical Power

by Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Negotiating Secular And Ecclesiastical Power Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Negotiating Secular And Ecclesiastical Power book, How was medieval Europe held together? People of dissimilar occupations and economic interests, living in widely separate parts of western Europe, came to recognise and act upon a common set of cultural beliefs. This framework of shared social customs and values, that is distinctively medieval and European, arose from the interaction between secular and ecclesiastical power, but these developments can no longer be convincingly viewed as arising solely from events such as the Wars of Investiture and the Fourth Lateran Council. The historiography of this study shows that the medieval mental framework was not solely concerned with the great struggles between Rome and lay rulers, but neither can we assume that local communities were islands of cohesion in a wider world of chaos and conflict. The case studies presented demonstrate how texts were used as weapons by ecclesiastical authorities in defining their relationships with lay powers. Other studies here focus upon how land and kinship was used to define the social relations between the laity and the clergy.The concluding section concentrates upon the solution of conflicts.



The American Benedictine Review

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Release Date: 2015
Book Size: 62.47 MB
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Languages : en
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The American Benedictine Review

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Ritual Excommunication In Medieval France And England 900 1200

Ritual Excommunication in Medieval France and England  900 1200 PDF
Author: Genevieve Steele Edwards
Publisher:
Release Date: 1997
Book Size: 76.81 MB
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Category : Excommunication
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Ritual Excommunication In Medieval France And England 900 1200

by Genevieve Steele Edwards, Ritual Excommunication In Medieval France And England 900 1200 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Ritual Excommunication In Medieval France And England 900 1200 book,



The Malahat Review

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Publisher:
Release Date: 1997
Book Size: 54.89 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : American literature
Languages : en
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The Malahat Review

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Warfare In The Dark Ages

Warfare in the Dark Ages PDF
Author: John France
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2008
Book Size: 40.94 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 485
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Warfare In The Dark Ages

by John France, Warfare In The Dark Ages Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Warfare In The Dark Ages book, Includes articles which explore the way in which military developments helped to sculpt out of very strange and diverse components our familiar Europe. This title considers the military aspects of one of the historical mysteries - the fall of the Western Roman Empire.



Bulletin

Bulletin PDF
Author: Association internationale d'études du Sud-Est européen
Publisher:
Release Date: 2001
Book Size: 20.70 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Europe, Eastern
Languages : en
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Bulletin

by Association internationale d'études du Sud-Est européen, Bulletin Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Bulletin book,