Handling Sin Paperback

Confession in the Middle Ages

by Alastair J. Minnis; Peter Biller;

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Handling Sin

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Penance, confession and their texts (penitential and confessors' manuals) are important topics for an understanding of the middle ages, in relation to a wide range of issues, from medieval social thought to Chaucer's background. These essays treat a variety of different aspects of the topic: subjects include the frequency and character of early medieval penance; the summae and manuals for confessors, and the ways in which these texts (written by males for males) constructed women as sexual in nature; William of Auvergne's remarkable writing on penance; and the relevance of confessors' manuals for demographic history. JOHN BALDWIN's major study "From the Ordeal to Confession", delivered as a Quodlibet lecture, traces the appearance in French romances of the themes of a penitent's contrition, the priest's job in listening, and the application of the spiritual conseil and penitence. PETER BILLER is Professor of Medieval History at the University of York; A.J. MINNIS is Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of English, Yale University. Contributors: PETER BILLER, ROB MEENS, ALEXANDER MURRAY, JACQUELINE MURRAY, LESLEY SMITH, MICHAEL HAREN, JOHN BALDWIN

Handling Sin by Alastair J. Minnis; Peter Biller was published by York Medieval Press in October 2013. The ISBN for Handling Sin is 9781903153482.

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Details for Handling Sin

Page last updated 7th January 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherYork Medieval Press (October 2013)
Number of Pages236
Thickness12 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4077367
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