Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany



Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany
English | ISBN: 0231142382 | edition 2009 | PDF | 208 pages | 1,2 mb

Through the lens of sensorial experience, Erika Lauren Lindgren explores the spirituality of monastic women as reflected in their writings, liturgical texts, artwork, architecture, and archival documents. Specifically, she focuses on the Dominican nuns and lay-sisters of southern Germany in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, particularly the way in which these women controlled and interpreted their surroundings and incorporated them into their spiritual and devotional practices.
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