Updating Basket....

Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket
Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket

Marquard von Lindau and the Challenges of Religious Life in Late Medieval Germany

The Passion, the Eucharist, the Virgin Mary

Marquard von Lindau and the Challenges of Religious Life in Late Medieval Germany

The Passion, the Eucharist, the Virgin Mary

This item is a print on demand title and will be dispatched in 1-3 weeks.

Hardback

£132.50

ePUB

£110.42

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199575541
Number of Pages: 390
Published: 07/01/2010
Width: 14.5 cm
Height: 22.2 cm
This is a study of the intellectual history and religious culture of German-speaking Europe in the late Middle Ages. Its focus is the bilingual oeuvre of the Franciscan friar Marquard von Lindau (d. 1392), arguably the most widely-read author in the German language before the Reformation. His most successful works were those in which he considered pragmatic issues of Christian life, aimed at a broad reading public that stretched from monks and nuns living the contemplative life in enclosed convents; to his confreres, novices and students in the mendicant orders; and the literate citizens of the burgeoning mercantile centres. It is three of these pragmatic issues, central to late medieval religious life, around which this book is structured: the Passion of Christ, the sacrament of the Eucharist, and the devotion to the Virgin Mary. The dominant approaches taken towards each of these in the fourteenth-century church represented problematic challenges to Marquard; challenges which he met in a distinctive and influential manner, by no means in accordance with the affectively-charged devotional practices encouraged by many within and without his order, and so often considered normative for late medieval religious culture. The original voice with which Marquard spoke is made clear through the location of his oeuvre within the pan-European context of the debates in which his works participate. The ethos his works projected redetermined the trajectory of intellectual life in Germany into the fifteenth century and beyond.

Stephen Mossman (Junior Research Fellow in History, St John's College, University of Oxford)

This is an important book. John Van Engen, Modern Language Review in short, anyone interested in the central issues in late medieval religious thought should read this admirable book, Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Medium Aevum 2010 The value of Mossman's study lies in his meticulous portrayal of Marquard's different and more advanced mythical understanding of Mary the contemplative, or his depiction of Christ's Passion as a primarily internal rather than external struggle. ... Mossman's monograph now ranks as one of the fundamental studies in this field. Salvatore Calomino, Monatshefte

Friends Scheme

Our online book club offers discounts on hundreds of titles...