Monodies and On the Relics of Saints: The Autobiography and a Manifesto of a French Monk from theTime of the Crusades

Monodies and On the Relics of Saints: The Autobiography and a Manifesto of a French Monk from theTime of the Crusades

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The first Western autobiography since Augustine's Confessions, the Monodies is set against the backdrop of the First Crusade and offers stunning insights into medieval society. As Guibert of Nogent intimately recounts his early years, monastic life, and the bloody uprising at Laon in 1112, we witness a world-and a mind-populated by royals, heretics, nuns, witches, and devils, and come to understand just how fervently he was preoccupied with sin, sexuality, the afterlife,… (more)

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Publisher: Penguin Classic (September 27, 2011)

Format: EPUB

File size: 690 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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