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The Medieval Heart
     

The Medieval Heart

by Heather Webb
 

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ISBN-10: 0300153937

ISBN-13: 9780300153934

Pub. Date: 03/23/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

Drawing from the works of Dante, Catherine of Siena, Boccaccio, Aquinas, and Cavalcanti and other literary, philosophic, and scientific texts, Heather Webb studies medieval notions of the heart to explore the “lost circulations” of an era when individual lives and bodies were defined by their extensions into the world rather than as self-perpetuating,

Overview

Drawing from the works of Dante, Catherine of Siena, Boccaccio, Aquinas, and Cavalcanti and other literary, philosophic, and scientific texts, Heather Webb studies medieval notions of the heart to explore the “lost circulations” of an era when individual lives and bodies were defined by their extensions into the world rather than as self-perpetuating, self-limited entities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300153934
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................     ix     

Introduction....................     1     

1. The Sovereign Heart....................     10     

2. The Porous Heart....................     50     

3. The Engendering Heart....................     96     

4. The Animate Heart....................     143     

Epilogue....................     182     

Notes....................     187     

Bibliography....................     223     

Index....................     237     


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