Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
The Doctrine of the Hert: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies (Paperback)
  • The Doctrine of the Hert: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies (Paperback)
zoom

The Doctrine of the Hert: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies (Paperback)

(editor), (editor), (editor)
£19.99
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 17/05/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This volume makes readily available for the first time a critical edition of The Doctrine of the Hert, the fifteenth-century English translation of De doctrina cordis, a thirteenth-century Latin devotional treatise addressed to nuns. A religious bestseller, the Doctrina circulated throughout Europe between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries and was translated into six different languages. The Doctrina progressively pairs the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit with seven key actions of the heart, leading readers toward contemplative unity with God. Despite its medieval popularity, the Doctrina has largely escaped the attention of scholars until recently. Exeter's edition offers a full textual commentary, while its introduction not only examines current thinking upon the Doctrina's authorship and envisaged primary audience, but also takes advantage of recent scholarly breakthroughs in the understanding of late medieval female spirituality.

Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780859897785
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The edition is intended to be used alongside A Companion to the Doctrine of the Hert: The Middle English Translation and its Latin and European Contexts, edited by Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead (Exeter, 2010). These volumes represent a very significant and welcome contribution to medieval scholarship and will undoubtedly influence much future work on vernacular religious writings.' (The Doctrine of the Hert: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary, Medium AEvum, Vol. LXXIX, 2010) * Medium AEvum, Vol. LXXIX *
An important addition to the corpus of medieval spiritual literature in the vernacular... it should enjoy a wide readership among all those interested in medieval mysticism and spirituality. * Analecta Cartusiana, No. 293 *
`These two complementary volumes together fill a major gap in the ever-burgeoning fields of late medieval devotional literature and of medieval women's spirituality. Students of medieval devotional literature and of medieval women's spirituality will want to own the Companion as well as the edition of The Doctrine of the Hert. -- Robert Sturges * Medieval Feminist Forum, 48.1, *
A significant resource for students and scholars of medieval mysticism. * The Year's Work in English Studies, Vol 91 *

You may also be interested in...

The Histories
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Gorgias
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse
Added to basket
Republic
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Annals
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Riverside Chaucer
Added to basket
The Histories
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Mabinogion
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Mighty Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
If Not, Winter: Fragments Of Sappho
Added to basket
Metamorphoses
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Rumi Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Canterbury Tales
Added to basket
Poetics
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Classical Literature
Added to basket
Metamorphoses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.