Overview:Monks and Nuns, Saints and Outcasts: Religion in Medieval Society - A new generation of historians today is borrowing from cultural anthropology, post-modern critical theory, and gender studies to understand the social meanings of medieval religious movements, practices, figures, and cults. In this volume Sharon Farmer and Barbara H. Rosenwein bring together essays-all hitherto unpublished-that combine some of the best of these new approaches with rigorous research and traditional scholarship.Some of these essays re-envision the professionals of religion: the monks and nuns who carried out crucial social functions as mediators between living and dead, repositories for social memory, and loci of vicarious piety. In their religious life these people embodied an image of the society that produced them. Other contributions focus on social categories, usually expressed as dichotomies: male/female, insider/outsider, saint/outcast. Monks and Nuns, Saints and Outcasts is the first book to show the interaction of seemingly antithetical groups of medieval people and the ways in which they were defined by, as well as against, each other. All of the essays, taken together, form a tribute to Lester K. Little, pioneer in the study of religion in medieval society.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603734556-9780801434457. It was written by the following authors: Sharon Farmer, Barbara H. Rosenwein, Great Britain: Highways Agency. Book Monks and Nuns, Saints and Outcasts: Religion in Medieval Society, which can be read online, published by the company: TSO, Cornell University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Science, Spirituality, Technology, History, Medicine, Beliefs. The book was published on 2000-04-10. It has 272 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 28 g. File for download Monks and Nuns, Saints and Outcasts: Religion in Medieval Society has PDF format and is called monks-and-nuns-saints-and-outcasts-religion-in-medieval-society.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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