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Emotion and Devotion: The Meaning of Mary in Medieval Religious Cultures
This penetrating explanation of medieval European religious experience is a revealing description of how Mary became so embedded in our culture that it is impossible to conceive of Western history without her. Draws on a wide range of sources--including music, poetry, theology, art, scripture, and miracle tales. Of three chapters the first, The Global Middle Ages, consider ...more
Paperback, 115 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Central European University Press
(first published January 1st 2009)
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Dec 28, 2014 Siria rated it liked it
This brief book brings together three talks which Miri Rubin gave at Central European University as part of their Natalie Zemon Davis lecture series (hence the several references to both institution and scholar). The first chapter looks at the Mary of the "global" Middle Ages, and how Mary is a figure of eastern Mediterranean origins and influences whose medieval forms were then carried overseas in the late medieval period as part of the great European wave of conquest and colonisation. Rubin se ...more
Miri Rubin (born 1956) is a medieval historian who is Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London. She was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Cambridge, where she gained her doctorate and was later awarded a research fellowship and a post-doctoral research fellowship at Girton College. Rubin studies the social and religious history of Euro ...more