A Companion to 'The Doctrine of the Hert': The Middle English Translation and Its Latin and European Contexts

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The Doctrine of the Hert was the fifteenth-century English translation of De doctrina cordis, the thirteenth-century Latin devotional treatise addressed to nuns. The text progressively pairs the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit with seven key actions of the heart, leading readers toward contemplative unity with God. The text was a religious bestseller. It circulated widely throughout Europe between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries and was translated into numerous vernacular versions. This book consists of ten essays ...

A Companion to 'The Doctrine of the Hert': The Middle English Translation and Its Latin and European Contexts 2010, Liverpool University Press

ISBN-13: 9780859898218

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