Monodies and On the Relics of Saints: The Autobiography and a Manifesto of a French Monk from theTime of the Crusades Guibert de Nogent

ISBN: 9780143106302

Published: September 27th 2011

Paperback

400 pages


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Monodies and On the Relics of Saints: The Autobiography and a Manifesto of a French Monk from theTime of the Crusades  by  Guibert de Nogent

Monodies and On the Relics of Saints: The Autobiography and a Manifesto of a French Monk from theTime of the Crusades by Guibert de Nogent
September 27th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 400 pages | ISBN: 9780143106302 | 9.29 Mb

The first Western autobiography since Augustines Confessions, the Monodies is set against the backdrop of the First Crusade and offers stunning insights into medieval society. As Guibert of Nogent intimately recounts his early years, monastic life,MoreThe first Western autobiography since Augustines Confessions, the Monodies is set against the backdrop of the First Crusade and offers stunning insights into medieval society.

As Guibert of Nogent intimately recounts his early years, monastic life, and the bloody uprising at Laon in 1112, we witness a world-and a mind-populated by royals, heretics, nuns, witches, and devils, and come to understand just how fervently he was preoccupied with sin, sexuality, the afterlife, and the dark arts. Exotic, disquieting, and illuminating, the Monodies is a work in which the dreams, fears, and superstitions of one man illuminate the psychology of an entire people. It is joined in this volume by On the Relics of Saints, a theological manifesto that has never appeared in English until now.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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