Imprisonment In The Medieval Religious Imagination, C. 1150-1400

Hardcover | June 15, 2011

byMegan Cassidy-welch

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This book explores the world of religious thinking on imprisonment, and how images of imprisonment were used in monastic thought, the cult of saints, the early inquisitions, preaching and hagiographical literature and the world of the crusades to describe a conception of inclusion and freedom that was especially meaningful to medieval Christians.

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This book explores the world of religious thinking on imprisonment, and how images of imprisonment were used in monastic thought, the cult of saints, the early inquisitions, preaching and hagiographical literature and the world of the crusades to describe a conception of inclusion and freedom that was especially meaningful to medieval ...

MEGAN CASSIDY-WELCH is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, Australia and the University of London, UK. She has taught Medieval History at the University of Tasmania and the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Monastic Spaces and their Meanings: Thirteenth-Century English Cistercian Monasteries (2001) and co-editor (wi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.88 × 5.78 × 0.74 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230242480

ISBN - 13:9780230242487

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Incarceration of the Body and Liberation of the Spirit
Prison Miracles and the Cult of Saints
Imprisonment, Memory and Space in the Early Inquisition
Didactic Uses of Imprisonment
Imprisonment and Freedom in the Lives of Louis IX
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index