Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

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Through the lens of sensorial experience, Erika Lauren Lindgren explores the spirituality of monastic women as reflected in their writings, liturgical texts, artwork, architecture, and archival documents. Specifically, she focuses on the Dominican nuns and lay-sisters of southern Germany in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, particularly the way in which these women controlled and interpreted their surroundings and incorporated them into their spiritual and devotional practices. Lindgren divides the monastic ...

Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany 2009, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231142380

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