Goscelin of St Bertin: The Book of Encouragement and by Monika Otter PDF

By Monika Otter

Goscelin of St Bertin's 'Book of Encouragement and comfort' (Liber Confortatorius) is amazing either for instance of high-medieval non secular perform and as a checklist of a private courting. Written in approximately 1083 via the monk Goscelin to a protegee and private buddy, the recluse Eva, it takes up the culture of St Jerome's letters of religious tips to ladies, and anticipates medieval suggestion literature for anchoresses. As a compendious treatise, incorporating a variety of exempla, excerpts from theological discussions, and recommendation on meditative perform, it has a lot to inform us concerning the highbrow pursuits and preoccupations of non secular humans within the past due 11th century. As a private rfile, it permits a desirable and uncommonly intimate perception into the psychology of non secular existence, the experience of self, the development of gender, and the relationships among women and men within the excessive center ages.

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