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The New Middle Ages

Emotion in Christian and Islamic Contemplative Texts, 1100–1250

Cry of the Turtledove

Authors: Lazikani, Ayoush

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  • Compares English and Arabic contemplative texts
  • Contributes to furthering an interfaith dialogue between medieval Islam and Christianity
  • Engages with history of emotions criticism and theory 
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This book offers a comparative study of emotion in Arabic Islamic and English Christian contemplative texts, c. 1110-1250, contributing to the emerging interest in ‘globalization’ in medieval studies. A.S.Lazikani  argues for the necessity of placing medieval English devotional texts in a  more global context and seeks to modify influential narratives on the ‘history of emotions’ to enable this more wide-ranging critical outlook. Across eight chapters, the book examines the dialogic encounters generated by comparative readings of Muhyddin Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240), ‘Umar Ibn al-Fārid (1181-1235), Abu al-Hasan al-Shushtarī (d. 1269), Ancrene Wisse (c. 1225), and the Wooing Group (c. 1225). Investigating the two-fold ‘paradigms of love’ in the figure of Jesus and in the image of the heart, the (dis)embodied language of affect, and the affective semiotics of absence and secrecy, Lazikani demonstrates an interconnection between the religious traditions of early Christianity and Islam.


About the authors

A.S. Lazikani is Lecturer at the University of Oxford, UK. She specializes in devotional writing of the eleventh to thirteenth centuries, working especially in the history of emotions. Her publications include, among many articles, the book Cultivating the Heart: Feeling and Emotion in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Religious Texts (2015).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emotion in Christian and Islamic Contemplative Texts, 1100–1250
Book Subtitle
Cry of the Turtledove
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59924-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59924-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-59923-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 271
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