Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World – eBook PDF
Compunction was one of the most significant emotions for medieval Christianity; in fact, through its confessional function, compunction became the key means for an effective sinner to gain redemption. Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World (PDF) studies how such emotion could be voiced, experienced, and performed in medieval European society.
Using a variety of disciplinary approaches – including history, art history, philosophy, performance studies, literary studies, and linguistics – this ebook examines how and why emotions that now form the base of modern western culture were idealized in the Middle Ages. By combining expertise across disciplines and medieval languages, this important ebook shows the ubiquity and impact of compunction for medieval life and makes broader connections between devotional, secular, and quotidian areas of experience.
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“Ranging far temporally, geographically, and methodologically, this illuminating ebook demonstrates the varied roles compunction played not only in the gestures, languages, and feelings of medieval devotion but also in the conceptions and practices of its daily life.” ― Barbara H. Rosenwein, Professor Emerita, Loyola University Chicago, USA
“This captivating re-examination of the strategies by which compunction is comprehended and expressed in the medieval arts provides a brief exploration of its subject that will appeal to anyone with an interest in emotions scholarship, whatever their discipline.” ― Frances McCormack, School of English and Creative Arts, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
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