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Erotic Discourse and Early English Religious Writing : The New Middle Ages - Lara Farina

Erotic Discourse and Early English Religious Writing

The New Middle Ages

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Published: 1st October 2006
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Erotic Discourse and Early English Religious Writing discusses the role of sexuality in medieval devotional practice, looking in particular at religious writings circulating in England in the tenth to thirteenth centuries.

'Erotic Discourse and Early English Religious Writing should become regular reading for scholars of any of the fields it touches upon, and we can only anticipate with delight further studies from Dr. Farina.' - Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Training



"This concise, engaging book examines the erotic dimension of medieval religious texts through a consideration of the physical and social situations of enclosed readers . . . it moves confidently between different realms of inquiry , bringing modern theoretical perspectives into conversation with medieval texts and their historical situations . . . In the links she makes between works not often read together, her thoughtful and comprehensive contextualization of them (both in the text and in the notes), and the broad and inclusive understanding she offers of readers' desires in medieval England, Farina has given us a book that is 'fructuous, and that in litel space.'" - Speculum"Farina's book makes a valuable contribution to the study of early medieval sexuality - especially in Anglo-Saxon England. Most importantly, the real value of Farina's book is in her excavation of the structures of the spatialized embodiments of affective reading practices - how, in the intersections of 'real' and 'imagined' spaces, the body is always, even when reading, somehow in motion" - Sixteenth Century Journal

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Before Affection: Christ I and the Social Eroticp. 15
Dirty Words: Ancrene Wisse and the Sexual Interiorp. 35
Mystical Desire, Erotic Economy, and the Wooing Groupp. 63
The "Popularization" of the Affective?: Friar Thomas of Hales and His Audiencep. 87
Notesp. 113
Works Citedp. 159
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780312295004
ISBN-10: 0312295006
Series: The New Middle Ages
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1