Affective Meditation and the Invention of Medieval Compassion
304 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.
Cloth Dec 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4211-9 | $59.95 | £39.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series
This book offers a new history of a major medieval genre, affective meditations on the Passion. It argues that women were instrumental in the creation of this genre, and it illuminates how these scripts for the performance of prayer served to construct compassion itself as an intimate and feminine emotion.
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