Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom
Katherine Allen Smith, Scott Wells
BRILL, 2009 - Religion - 292 pages
This collection builds on the foundational work of Penelope D. Johnson, John Boswell's most influential student outside queer studies, on integration and segregation in medieval Christianity. It documents the multiple strategies by which medieval people constructed identities and, in the process, wove the boundaries of inclusion and exclusion among various individuals and groups. The collection adopts an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing historical, art historical, and literary perpsectives to explore the definition of personal and communal spaces within medieval texts, the complex negotiation of the relationship between devotee and saint in both the early and the later Middle Ages, the forming of partnerships (symbolic, economic, devotional, etc.) between men and women across medieval Europe's considerable gender divide, and the ostracism of individuals and groups through various means including imprisonment, violence, and their identification with pollution. Contributors include: Diane Peters Auslander, Constance Hoffman Berman, Elizabeth A.R. Brown, Alexandra Cuffel, Anne M. Schuchman, Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg, Katherine Allen Smith, Kathryn A. Smith, Christina Roukis-Stern, Susan Valentine, Susan Wade, and Scott Wells.
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Introduction Penelope D Johnson the Boswell Thesis and Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe Katherine Allen Smith and Sco...
PART I SHAPING IDENTITY THROUGH SACRED SPACES AND TEXTS
Monastic Identity Community and the Ideal of Asceticism in the Life of an Irish Saint Diane Peters Auslander
Prologues as Letters in the Vitae Authored by Jacques de Vitry and Thomas de Cantimpré Christina RoukisStern
Space and Community in the Vita of Umiliana de Cerchi 12191246 Anne M Schuchman
Chapter Four Architectural Mimesis and Historical Memory at the Abbey of MontSaintMichel Katherine Allen Smith
Piety Devotion and Stitching the Sacred ca 5001150 Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg
PART II PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVOTIONS ACROSS THE GENDER DIVIDE
Mary Magdalene Abelard and Heloise Susan Valentine
Chapter Nine Book Body and the Construction of the Self in the Taymouth Hours Kathryn A Smith
PART III BLOOD EMBODIMENT AND DEFINING SEPARATION
The Monastic Implications of Violent Loss of Sight Susan Wade
Chapter Eleven Blanche of Artois and Burgundy ChâteauGaillard and the Baron de Joursanvault Elizabeth AR Brown
Menstrual Blood and Uncontrolled Semen in ThirteenthCentury Kabbalists Polemic against Christians Bad Jews and Muslims Alexandra Cuffel
The Case of Gandersheim ca 850950 Scott Wells
PortRoyal les Clairets Moncey Lieu and EaulezChartres Constance Hoffman Berman
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