Imprisonment in the Medieval Religious Imagination, c. 1150-1400

Imprisonment in the Medieval Religious Imagination c 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 hagiographic

  • Title: Imprisonment in the Medieval Religious Imagination, c. 1150-1400
  • Author: Megan Cassidy-Welch
  • ISBN: 9780230242487
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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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    1. Not a history of prisons. This book examines the idea of imprisonment and the medieval perception that physical imprisonment could give access to spiritual freedom. The result was a positive valuation of imprisonment in the medieval imagination in the context of the religious culture of England, France and Germany. Explores: monasticism and anchoritic life as voluntary imprisonment; hagiography, the function of inquisitorial prisons and the captivity of Louis IX. A very interesting read drawing [...]

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