Search Results for visions-in-late-medieval-england

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Author: Gwenfair Walters Adams

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047419259

Category: History

Page: 304

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This volume is the first to explore the breadth of vision types in late medieval English lay spirituality. Analyzing 1000+ accounts, it proposes that visions buttressed five core dynamics (relating to purgatory, saints, demons, sacramental faith, and the Church’s authority).
2007-02-23 By Gwenfair Walters Adams

Divine Knowledge in Late Medieval Thought. 1993 51. O'Malley, J. W., Izbicki, ... Encounter between the Middle Ages and the Reformation. 1995 61. Brown, M. L. Donne and the Politics of Conscience in Early Modern England. 1995 62.

Author: Gwenfair Walters Adams

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004156067

Category: History

Page: 273

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This volume is the first to explore the breadth of vision types in late medieval English lay spirituality. Analyzing 1000+ accounts, it proposes that visions buttressed five core dynamics (relating to purgatory, saints, demons, sacramental faith, and the Church's authority).

In part for this reason hagiographers were quick to record the visions and inspirations that followed upon and inspired ... enfolded into the 70 ANGELS AND ANCHORITIC CULTURE IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND From Apostolic to Sacramental Visions.

Author: Joshua S. Easterling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192635792

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The monograph series Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture showcases the plurilingual and multicultural quality of medieval literature and actively seeks to promote research that not only focuses on the array of subjects medievalists now pursue in literature, theology, and philosophy, in social, political, jurisprudential, and intellectual history, the history of art, and the history of science but also that combines these subjects productively. It offers innovative studies on topics that may include, but are not limited to, manuscript and book history; languages and literatures of the global Middle Ages; race and the post-colonial; the digital humanities, media and performance; music; medicine; the history of affect and the emotions; the literature and practices of devotion; the theory and history of gender and sexuality, ecocriticism and the environment; theories of aesthetics; medievalism. This volume examines Latin and vernacular writings that formed part of a flourishing culture of mystical experience in the later Middle Ages (ca. 1150–1400), including the ways in which visionaries within their literary milieu negotiated the tensions between personal, charismatic inspiration and their allegiance to church authority. It situates texts written in England within their wider geographical and intellectual context through comparative analyses with contemporary European writings. A recurrent theme across all of these works is the challenge that a largely masculine and clerical culture faced in the form of the various, and potentially unruly, spiritualities that emerged powerfully from the twelfth century onward. Representatives of these major spiritual developments, including the communities that fostered them, were often collaborative in their expression. For example, holy women, including nuns, recluses, and others, were recognized by their supporters within the church for their extraordinary spiritual graces, even as these individual expressions of piety were in many cases at variance with securely orthodox religious formations. These writings become eloquent witnesses to a confrontation between inner, revelatory experience and the needs of the church to set limitations upon charismatic spiritualities that, with few exceptions, carried the seeds of religious dissent. Moreover, while some of the most remarkable texts at the centre of this volume were authored (and/or primarily read) by women, the intellectual and religious concerns in play cut across the familiar and all-too-conventional boundaries of gender and social and institutional affiliation.
2021-08-19 By Joshua S. Easterling

“Ancrene Wisse and the Book of Hours,” in Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England, ed. Christiania Whitehead and Denis Renevey. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000, 21 –40.

Author: Alexa Sand

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107032224

Category: Art

Page: 428

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This book focuses on one of the most attractive yet poorly understood features of late-medieval manuscript illumination: the portrait of the book owner at prayer within the pages of her own prayer-book. Beguiling because they appear to offer a direct view into the lives of medieval individuals - especially women - these are in fact religiously loaded images. They concern themselves with the relationship between visible images, visionary experience, and God's omnipresent vision, and thus strike at the very core of medieval Christian concerns about salvation and the efficacy of prayer.
2014-03-31 By Alexa Sand

Gwenfair Walters Adams, Visions in Late Medieval England: Lay Spirituality and Sacred Glimpses of the Hidden Worlds of Faith (Brill, 2007), 2 and 213. Augustine defined three kinds of visions: corporeal, spiritual, and intellectual.

Author: Hilary Powell

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030526597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

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This book examines how the experiences of hearing voices and seeing visions were understood within the cultural, literary, and intellectual contexts of the medieval and early modern periods. In the Middle Ages, these experiences were interpreted according to frameworks that could credit visionaries or voice-hearers with spiritual knowledge, and allow them to inhabit social roles that were as much desired as feared. Voice-hearing and visionary experience offered powerful creative possibilities in imaginative literature and were often central to the writing of inner, spiritual lives. Ideas about such experience were taken up and reshaped in response to the cultural shifts of the early modern period. These essays, which consider the period 1100 to 1700, offer diverse new insights into a complex, controversial, and contested category of human experience, exploring literary and spiritual works as illuminated by scientific and medical writings, natural philosophy and theology, and the visual arts. In extending and challenging contemporary bio-medical perspectives through the insights and methodologies of the arts and humanities, the volume offers a timely intervention within the wider project of the medical humanities. Chapters 2 and 5 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via
2020-12-11 By Hilary Powell

Religion in the Poetry and Drama ofthe Late Middle Ages in England (Cambridge, 1990). The Pilgrimage ofthe Soul, ed. K. I. Cust (London, 1859). R. Easting, Visions ofthe Other World in Middle English (Woodbridge, 1997).

Author: Douglas Gray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198122187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 712

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The remarkable and diverse literature produced in the fascinating later medieval period - one of war, transitions, and challenges - is not as widely known as it deserves to be. In this descriptive guide the pre-eminent scholar of medieval literature Douglas Gray provides the non-specialist reader with an illuminating account of the extensive literature written in English from the death of Chaucer to the early sixteenth century . Placing the works under consideration in their landscape of cultural history, Gray's survey includes a valuable chronology, an informative introductory survey, and detailed sections on prose, poetry, Scottish writing, and drama.
2008-04-10 By Douglas Gray

Boitani, Piero and Torti, Anna, Religion in the Poetry and Drama of the Late Middle Ages in England (Cambridge: Brewer, 1990). Bowdwen, P. J., The Wool Trade in Tudor and Stuart England (London: Macmillan, 1962).

Author: Andrea Louise Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137446077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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The earliest complete morality play in English, The Castle of Perseverance depicts the culture of medieval East Anglia, a region once known for its production of artistic objects. Discussing the spectator experience of this famed play, Young argues that vision is the organizing principle that informs this play's staging, structure, and narrative.
2016-04-29 By Andrea Louise Young

Fifteenth-Century Dream Visions. ... Beginning Well: Framing Fictions in Late Middle English Poetry. ... Stahl provides a useful introduction to this seminal classical text for the medieval authors of dream visions.

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405195522

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

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Challenges students to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries. Includes close readings of frequently studied texts, including texts by Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve.
2009-10-26 By Peter Brown

Theories of extramission as propounded by Augustine argue that vision is accomplished when rays projected by the eye met with species (rays) emitted by the object. Intromission theory, propounded by late medieval optical theorists ...

Author: Sarah Stanbury

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512808292

Category: History

Page: 304

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Little remains of the rich visual culture of late medieval English piety. The century and a half leading up to the Reformation had seen an unparalleled growth of devotional arts, as chapels, parish churches, and cathedrals came to be filled with images in stone, wood, alabaster, glass, embroidery, and paint of newly personalized saints, angels, and the Holy Family. But much of this fell victim to the Royal Injunctions of September 1538, when parish officials were ordered to remove images from their churches. In this highly insightful book Sarah Stanbury explores the lost traffic in images in late medieval England and its impact on contemporary authors and artists. For Chaucer, Nicholas Love, and Margery Kempe, the image debate provides an urgent language for exploring the demands of a material devotional culture—though these writers by no means agree on the ethics of those demands. The chronicler Henry Knighton invoked a statue of St. Katherine to illustrate a lurid story about image-breaking Lollards. Later John Capgrave wrote a long Katherine legend that comments, through the drama of a saint in action, on the powers and uses of religious images. As Stanbury contends, England in the late Middle Ages was keenly attuned to and troubled by its "culture of the spectacle," whether this spectacle took the form of a newly made queen in Chaucer's Clerk's Tale or of the animate Christ in Norwich Cathedral's Despenser Retable. In picturing images and icons, these texts were responding to reformist controversies as well as to the social and economic demands of things themselves, the provocative objects that made up the fabric of ritual life.
2015-07-10 By Sarah Stanbury

J. Stephen Russell's The English Dream Vision also appeared in 1988; it puts English dream poetry into the context of classical, late-antique, and medieval currents of thought.5 Steven F. Kruger's 1992 Dreaming in the Middle Ages, ...

Author: Larry Scanlon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521841672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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A wide-ranging survey of the most important medieval authors and genres, designed for students of English.
2009-06-18 By Larry Scanlon