Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Bibliothèques Intérieures

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Bibliothèques Intérieures

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Brian Stock, Bibliothèques intérieures, trans. Philippe Blanc and Christophe Carraud, Collection Nomina (Grenoble: Éditions Jérôme Millon, 2005). 252 pp. ISBN 2-84137169-7. euro22.00. Bibliothèques intérieures brings together ten essays by Brian Stock, most of them already in print in English; two, however, ('L'histoire de la lecture: thérapies de l'âme dans l'Antiquité et au Moyen Åge) and chapter 6 ('Le corps, l'esprit, la lecture"), are unpublished, and introduce exciting new perspectives. The running theme of the book is Augustinian reading practices. The chapters, arranged in roughly chronological order, chart the development of meditative reading from Augustine's Greek and Roman predecessors to his influence on the life and thought of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Particularly important to Stock is the question of how monastic lectio divina first gave way to lectura spiritualis, and then to more secular uses. Stock lets us see the consequences of meditative reading practices not only for the Middle Ages, but also beyond. …

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