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Touching, Devotional Practices, and Visionary Experience in the Late Middle Ages

Editors: Carrillo-Rangel, David, Nieto-Isabel, Delfi I., Acosta-García, Pablo (Eds.)

  • Explores the importance of the senses in relation to affective piety in Late Medieval Christianity, focusing on the sense of touch
  • Brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to explore a variety of devotional practices, using a range of sources: manuscripts, works of devotional literature, art and judicial records
  • Considers how the sense of touch was related to medieval theories of perception
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This book addresses the history of the senses in relation to affective piety and its role in devotional practices in the late Middle Ages, focusing on the sense of touch. It argues that only by deeply analysing this specific context of perception can the full significance of sensory religious experience in the Late Middle Ages be understood. Considering the centrality of the body to medieval society and Christianity, this collection explores a range of devotional practices, mainly relating to the Passion of Christ, and features manuscripts, works of devotional literature, art, woodcuts and judicial records. It brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to offer a variety of methodological approaches, in order to understand how touch was encoded, evoked and purposefully used. The book further considers how touch was related to the medieval theory of perception, examining its relation to the inner and outer senses through the eyes of visionaries, mystics, theologians and confessors, not only as praxis but from different theoretical points of view. While considered the most basic of spiritual experience, the chapters in this book highlight the all-pervasive presence of touch and the significance of ‘affective piety’ to Late Medieval Christians.

Chapter 3: Drama, Performance and Touch in the Medieval Convent and Beyond is Open Access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com 

About the authors

David Carrillo-Rangel is a PhD Fellow at the University of Bergen, Norway. He co-edited the volume Sensual and Sensory Experiences in the Middle Ages (2017).

Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel is an Associate Researcher at the Institute for Research on Medieval Cultures (IRCVM) at the University of Barcelona, Spain.

Pablo Acosta-García is a Marie Curie Fellow at Heinrich-Heine-Düsseldorf-University, Germany, with the project Late Medieval Visionary Women’s Impact in Early Modern Castilian Spiritual Tradition (WIMPACT).


Buy this book

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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26029-3
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26028-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Touching, Devotional Practices, and Visionary Experience in the Late Middle Ages
Editors
  • David Carrillo-Rangel
  • Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel
  • Pablo Acosta-García
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26029-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26029-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26028-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 287
Number of Illustrations
31 illustrations in colour
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