The Friend (Hardback)Alan Bray (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 668 g
Dimensions: 206 x 164 x 27 mm
"Medievalists should read this book for its content, its method, and its revisionary view of a Middle Ages extending . . . . far beyond the Lockean 'civil society' that supposedly buried it. . . . The Friend is beautifully and engagingly written: the reader is treated as peer and confidant, embarked on a rather eccentric but wholly absorbing itinerary of church combing and tomb peering. --David Wallace "Speculum ""
"The Friend is a complex, multi-layered book that transports the reader through five or six centuries of religious rituals, tomb markers, letters between friends, manuscripts, and historical events. . . .It is also like a detective story in which the author and reader explore together thje mysteries hidden beneath and behind the tombstones and brass plaques. . . . But have no mistake this is a scholarly work with some important insights about the meaning of friendship in English culture."--Peter M. Nardi "Journal of Homosexuality ""