Death and Dying in the Middle Ages examines medical facts and communal arrangements, as well as religious and popular beliefs and rituals concerning the end of life in Western societies. It studies literary and artistic imaging and the underlying philosophical and theological convictions that shaped medieval attitudes toward death. A collection of eighteen articles by contributors in the Western hemisphere, this new compendium on death and its implications will interest the specialist, the student and teacher of cultural history, religion, folklore, psychology, literature, and art, and also the general public.
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The Editors: Edelgard E. DuBruck, who received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, is Professor Emerita of French and Humanities at Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. She was the recipient of the Michigan Academy Award and was invited to lecture in England, Germany, and at the Sorbonne. She founded and edited Fifteenth-Century Studies (volumes 1 through 23) and organized three international congresses in Europe. Among her publications are The Theme of Death in French Poetry of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a critical edition of the Passion Isabeau (1983) (Peter Lang, 1990), and Aspects of Fifteenth-Century Society in the German Carnival Comedies, as well as many articles and book reviews.
Barbara I. Gusick is Assistant Professor of English at Troy State University (Dothan). She received her Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago and has published essays on medieval drama and presented papers on death and dying at international conferences, including the Fifteenth-Century Congress held in Salzburg, Austria, and the International Medieval congresses in Leeds, United Kingdom.
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Descrizione libro Peter Lang Publishing, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110820441279
Descrizione libro Peter Lang Publishing, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0820441279