Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Broken Body: Passion Devotion in Late-Medieval Culture

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Broken Body: Passion Devotion in Late-Medieval Culture

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The Broken Body: Passion Devotion in Late-Medieval Culture, ed. A. A. MacDonald, H. N. B. Ridderbos, and R. M. Schlusemann, Mediaevalia Groningana 21 (Groningen: Egbert Forsten, 1998). x + 239 pp. ISBN 90-6980-111-6. Nl. G. 90.00. The devotion to the Passion in the later Middle Ages now occupies a central place in the work of a number of different disciplines. One thinks, for example, of the writings of James Marrow, Carolyne W. Bynum, and Eamon Duffy. This volume contains ten studies of the subject by scholars from England, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States. R. N. Swanson's overview of the subject, `Passion and practice: the social and ecclesiastical implications of Passion devotion in the late Middle Ages', deserves to be singled out for the general orientation it provides. …

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