Affective Meditation and the Invention of Medieval Compassion

Affective Meditation and the Invention of Medieval Compassion

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Affective meditation on the Passion was one of the most popular literary genres of the high and later Middle Ages. Proliferating in a rich variety of forms, these lyrical, impassioned, script-like texts in Latin and the vernacular had a deceptively simple goal: to teach their readers how to feel. They were thus instrumental in shaping and sustaining the wide-scale shift in medieval Christian sensibility from fear of God to compassion for the suffering Christ.

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Book Details  


Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (July 07, 2011)

Collection: The Middle Ages Series

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 5 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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