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Crying in the Middle Ages : Tears of History.

Author: Elina Gertsman
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Series: Routledge studies in medieval religion and culture.
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Sacred and profane, public and private, emotive and ritualistic, internal and embodied, medieval weeping served as a culturally charged prism for a host of social, visual, cognitive, and linguistic performances. Crying in the Middle Ages addresses the place of tears in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic cultural discourses, providing a key resource for scholars interested in exploring medieval notions of emotion,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gertsman, Elina.
Crying in the Middle Ages : Tears of History.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elina Gertsman
ISBN: 9780203807750 0203807758
OCLC Number: 798531856
Description: 1 online resource (351 pages).
Contents: Cover; Crying in the Middle Ages Tears of History; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction : "Going They Went and Wept" Tears in Medieval Discourse; Prolegomenon : Considerations of Weeping and Sincerity in the Middle Ages; Part I : Tears and Image; 1. Women Mourners in Byzantine Art, Literature, and Society; 2. The Eve Fragment from Autun and the Emotionalism of Pilgrimage; 3. Weeping Women: Social Roles and Images in Fourteenth-Century Tuscany; 4. The Paradoxical Rhetoric of Tears: Looking at the Madrid Descent from the Cross; Part II : Tears and Religious Experience. 5. A Penitent Prepares: Affect, Contrition, and Tears6. "He Cried and Made Others Cry": Crying as a Sign of Pietistic Authenticity or Deception in Medieval Islamic Preaching; 7. Si puose calcina a' propi occhi: The Importance of the Gift of Tears for Thirteenth-Century Religious Women and their Hagiographers; 8. Weeping as Discourse between Heaven and Earth: The Transformative Power of Tears in Medieval Jewish Literature; Part III : Tears and Narrative; 9. The Shedding of Tears in Late Anglo-Saxon England; 10. Tears and Trial: Weeping as Forensic Evidence in Piers Plowman. 11. A Sorrowful Song: On Tears in Chrétien de Troyes's Philomena12. Crying in Public and in Private: Tears and Crying in Medieval German Literature; Coda: Transmitting Despair by Manuscript and Print; Bibliography; Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in medieval religion and culture.

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Sacred and profane, public and private, emotive and ritualistic, internal and embodied, medieval weeping served as a culturally charged prism for a host of social, visual, cognitive, and linguistic performances. Crying in the Middle Ages addresses the place of tears in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic cultural discourses, providing a key resource for scholars interested in exploring medieval notions of emotion, gesture, and sensory experience in a variety of cultural contexts. Gertsman brings together essays that establish a series of conversations with one another, foregrounding essential quest.

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