The Making Of Textual Culture

Autore: Martin Irvine
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521031998
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This is the a major study of the cultural work performed by grammatica, the central discipline concerned with literacy, language, interpretation and literature in medieval society. Grammatica was, with all aspects of Latin literary text, its language, meaning and value. Martin Irvine demonstrates that grammatica, though the first of the liberal arts, was not simply one discipline among many: it had an essentially constitutive function, defining language, meaning and texts for other medieval disciplines. Martin Irvine draws together several aspects of medieval culture - literary theory, the nature of literacy, education, biblical interpretation, the literary canon and linguistic thought - in order to disclose the more far-reaching social effect of grammatica, chief of which was the making of textual culture in the medieval West.

Tools Of Literacy

Autore: Guðrún Nordal
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802047892
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A thorough and ground-breaking examination of thirteenth-century skaldic verse, linking the poets of the time with leading families and with ecclesiastical and secular learning.

Documentary Culture And The Making Of Medieval English Literature

Autore: Emily Steiner
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521824842
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Emily Steiner describes the rich intersections between legal documents and English literature in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. She argues that documentary culture (including charters, testaments, patents and seals) enabled writers to think in new ways about the conditions of textual production in late medieval England.

Mechthild Of Magdeburg And Her Book

Autore: Sara S. Poor
Editore: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812203283
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Sometime around 1230, a young woman left her family and traveled to the German city of Magdeburg to devote herself to worship and religious contemplation. Rather than living in a community of holy women, she chose isolation, claiming that this life would bring her closer to God. Even in her lifetime, Mechthild of Magdeburg gained some renown for her extraordinary book of mystical revelations, The Flowing Light of the Godhead, the first such work in the German vernacular. Yet her writings dropped into obscurity after her death, many assume because of her gender. In Mechthild of Magdeburg and Her Book, Sara S. Poor seeks to explain this fate by considering Mechthild's own view of female authorship, the significance of her choice to write in the vernacular, and the continued, if submerged, presence of her writings in a variety of contexts from the thirteenth through the nineteenth century. Rather than explaining Mechthild's absence from literary canons, Poor's close examination of medieval and early modern religious literature and of contemporary scholarly writing reveals her subject's shifting importance in a number of differently defined traditions, high and low, Latin and vernacular, male- and female-centered. While gender is often a significant factor in this history, Poor demonstrates that it is rarely the only one. Her book thus corrects late twentieth-century arguments about women writers and canon reform that often rest on inadequate notions of exclusion. Mechthild of Magdeburg and Her Book offers new insights into medieval vernacular mysticism, late medieval women's roles in the production of culture, and the construction of modern literary traditions.

Textual Warfare And The Making Of Methodism

Autore: Brett C. McInelly
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198708947
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Textual Warfare and the Making of Methodism examines the satirical and polemical literature written in response to the eighteenth-century Methodist revival and the ways Methodists, who were acutely aware of the antagonism that tailed the revival, responded to this literature, both in public and in the ways they expressed and practiced their faith. The debate that unfolded in the press naturally shaped the public face of Methodism. More importantly,Methodists believed more firmly as a result of their clashes with their critics, and these clashes provided much of the energy that propelled the movement forward. Textual Warfare documents these processes byexamining pro- and anti-Methodist texts, John Wesley's management of the movement, and the personal writings of the Methodists themselves, which illustrate the ways their faith was refined by controversy.

Reading Renunciation

Autore: Elizabeth A. Clark
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400823185
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A study of how asceticism was promoted through Biblical interpretation, Reading Renunciation uses contemporary literary theory to unravel the writing strategies of the early Christian authors. Not a general discussion of early Christian teachings on celibacy and marriage, the book is a close examination, in the author's words, of how "the Fathers' axiology of abstinence informed their interpretation of Scriptural texts and incited the production of ascetic meaning." Elizabeth Clark begins with a survey of scholarship concerning early Christian asceticism that is designed to orient the nonspecialist. Section Two is organized around potentially troubling issues posed by Old Testament texts that demanded skillful handling by ascetically inclined Christian exegetes. The third section, "Reading Paul," focuses on the hermeneutical problems raised by I Corinthians 7, and the Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral Epistles. Elizabeth Clark's remarkable work will be of interest to scholars of late antiquity, religion, literary theory, and history.

Topographie Des Schweigens

Autore: Mireille Schnyder
Editore: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525367018
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In der mediavistischen Forschung wird das Schweigen im Bereich der Theologie, Mystik und Literatur bislang als fest kodierte, auf einen sprachlichen Kontext hin zu deutende Leerstelle, als beredtes Schweigen thematisiert.M. Schnyders Untersuchung geht einen anderen Weg: Sie konturiert Grundmuster der Wahrnehmung von Schweigen (Gestalt-, Zeit-, Bewegungslosigkeit) und macht die mittelalterliche Topik des Schweigens als Topik der gestorten und gefahrdeten Ordnungen erkennbar. Im Zentrum steht die Frage, wie die sinnstiftende Mikrostruktur der Schweigemetaphorik in der Makrostruktur der literarischen Erzahlung aufgenommen ist.Die Untersuchung zeigt die intellektuelle Sprengkraft literarischer Darstellung gegenuber kulturellen Mustern und zeichnet zugleich die feinen Bewegungen und Verschiebungen gedanklicher Systeme und semantischer Felder nach, durch die eine Kultur lebt.


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Letters Of Ascent

Autore: Michael C. Voigts
Editore: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621897559
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Bernard of Clairvaux is best known by many today for his mystical approach to spirituality and his eloquent sermons on the Song of Songs. In his letters, however, a different Bernard emerges--one who had fled the world for the cloister yet possessed a soaring vision for the Church on earth. By examining select letters and placing them in the larger context of the people and the world around him, we discover a man who loved the Church--but who realized that the Church is comprised of individuals who did not share his ideals and agendas. In Letters of Ascent, we travel to medieval Europe and view society through the eyes of one of history's most passionate ecclesiastical reformers.

Pre Modern Encyclopaedic Texts

Autore: Peter Binkley
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004108301
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This proceedings volume contains contributions from many areas of literature, history and philosophy and comprises five extended essays on the problems and opportunities facing researchers into encyclopaedic texts, and 21 research papers on specific topics.