Medieval Temporalities
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268 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

7 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Medieval Temporalities

The Experience of Time in Medieval Europe

Edited by Almut Suerbaum and Annie Sutherland

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Essays investigating the question of time, and how it was perceived, both in philosophical/religious terms, and in reality.
How was time experienced in the Middle Ages? What attitudes informed people's awareness of its passing - especially when tensions between eternity and human time shaped perceptions in profound and often unexpected ways? Is it a human universal or culturally specific - or both?
The essays here offer a range of perspectives on and approaches to personal, artistic, literary, ecclesiastical and visionary responses to time during this period. They cover a wide and diverse variety of material, from historical prose to lyrical verse, and from liturgical and visionary writing to textiles and images, both real and imagined, across the literary and devotional cultures of England, Italy, Germany and Russia. From anxieties about misspent time to moments of pure joy in the here and now, from concerns about worldly affairs to experiences of being freed from the trappings of time, the volume demonstrates how medieval cultures and societies engaged with and reflected on their own temporalities.
Introduction - Almut Suerbaum and Annie Sutherland
I MULTIPLE TEMPORALITIES
1. The Sense of an Ending: Time and Temporality in the Vita Ædwardi regis - Katharine Sykes
2. In Search of Lost Time: Temporal Uncertainty in the Letters of Adam Marsh - Philippa Byrne
3. Temporal Dislocation in Material for Spiritual Exchange - Benjamin Thompson
II LYRICAL TIME
4. (Frate) Guittone's Faltering 'Now' - David Bowe
5. From Loss to Capture: Temporality in Cavalcanti, Dante, and Petrarch's Lyrical Epiphanies - Manuele Gragnolati
5. From Loss to Capture: Temporality in Cavalcanti, Dante, and Petrarch's Lyrical Epiphanies - Francesca Southerden
6. Time and Temporality in Mystical Lyric and Strophic Song - Almut Suerbaum
III VISIONARY AND LITURGICAL TIME -
7. Out of Time: Temporality and Female Devotion in Thirteenth-Century England - Annie Sutherland
8. 'Ein zeit der gnaden': Time and Temporality in the Christine Ebner Corpus - Jonas Hermann
9. Present Events: The Interactions of Verbal Aspect and Non-Past Tense in Early Church Slavonic - C.M. MacRobert
IV THE MATERIALITY OF TIME
10. Time in a Text(ile): Gertrude the Great's Easter Vision - Racha Kirakosian
11. Building a House for Repentance: The Monochrome Passion Cycle of San Nicolò del Boschetto - Jim Harris
Bibliography

ALMUT SUERBAUM is Associate Professor, University of Oxford, and Tutorial Fellow in Medieval German, Somerville College.

ANNIE SUTHERLAND is Associate Professor, University of Oxford, and Tutorial Fellow in Old and Middle English, Somerville College.

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Title Details

268 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

7 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: D.S.Brewer