Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World – eBook


  • Author: Graham Williams, Charlotte Steenbrugge
  • File Size: 5 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 280 Pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2020
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B08MPQV67G
  • ISBN-10: 1788313445, 1350217727, 1350150398
  • ISBN-13: 9781350217720, 9781788313445, 9781350150393


Compunction was one of the most significant emotions for medieval Christianity; in fact, through its confessional function, compunction became the key means for an effective sinner to gain redemption. Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World (PDF) studies how such emotion could be voiced, experienced, and performed in medieval European society.

Using a variety of disciplinary approaches – including history, art history, philosophy, performance studies, literary studies, and linguistics – this ebook examines how and why emotions that now form the base of modern western culture were idealized in the Middle Ages. By combining expertise across disciplines and medieval languages, this important ebook shows the ubiquity and impact of compunction for medieval life and makes broader connections between devotional, secular, and quotidian areas of experience.

  • 978-1350217720, 978-1788313445, 978-1350150393