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Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures : New Essays - Lawrence Besserman

Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures

New Essays

By: Lawrence Besserman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd February 2006
ISBN: 9781403967329
Number Of Pages: 238

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This book illuminates the pervasive interplay of 'sacred' and 'secular' phenomena in the literature, history, politics, and religion of the Middle Ages and Early Modern periods. The essays gathered here constitute a new way of applying a classic dichotomy to major cultural phenomena of the pre-modern era.

List of Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Introduction: Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures: Issues and Approachesp. 1
Medieval and Early Modern Literature: Lyric, Narrative, and Drama
The Imitation of Hagiographic Formulas in Occitanian Vidas (Lives of the Troubadours)p. 19
"Quid Hinieldus Cum Christo?": The Secular Expression of the Sacred in Old and Middle English Lyricsp. 29
Reading Radical Metonymy in Pearlp. 47
Purchasing Pardon: Material and Spiritual Economies on the Canterbury Pilgrimagep. 63
Sacred and Secular in The Merchant of Venicep. 83
Medieval and Early Modern History: Church and State
The Communal Body, the Corporate Body, and the Clerical Body: An Anthropological Reading of the Gregorian Reformp. 101
Sacred, Secular, and Impure: The Contextuality of Sensationsp. 123
Secular and Sacred: The History of Rhetoric and Religious Community in the Middle Agesp. 135
Sacred Authority and Secular Power: The Historical Argument of the Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensisp. 149
The Space of the Altarp. 167
Notesp. 177
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9781403967329
ISBN-10: 1403967326
Series: The New Middle Ages
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 22nd February 2006
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1