Handling Sin: Confession in the Middle Ages by Peter BillerHandling Sin: Confession in the Middle Ages by Peter Biller

Handling Sin: Confession in the Middle Ages

EditorPeter Biller

Paperback | September 19, 2013

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Penance, confession and their texts (penitential and confessors' manuals) are important topics for an understanding of the middle ages, in relation to a wide range of issues, from medieval social thought to Chaucer's background. These essays treat a variety of different aspects of the topic: subjects include the frequency and character of early medieval penance; the summae and manuals for confessors, and the ways in which these texts (written by males for males) constructed women as sexual in nature; William of Auvergne's remarkable writing on penance; and the relevance of confessors' manuals for demographic history. John Baldwin's major study "From the Ordeal to Confession", delivered as a Quodlibet lecture, traces the appearance in French romances of the themes of a penitent's contrition, the priest's job in listening, and the application of the spiritual conseil and penitence.
Title:Handling Sin: Confession in the Middle AgesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.5 inPublished:September 19, 2013Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1903153484

ISBN - 13:9781903153482

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