Stories of the Rose: The Making of the Rosary in the Middle Ages

Stories of the Rose: The Making of the Rosary in the Middle Ages

by Anne Winston-Allen

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Stories of the Rose: The Making of the Rosary in the Middle Ages by Anne Winston-Allen

For centuries, the rosary has been one of the most popular expressions of religious devotion among Roman Catholics, but its origins remain obscure. Stories of the Rose presents a compelling and readable history of the rosary in its formative years. It explores the many spiritual, literary, and artistic dimensions of the rosary and explains how and why it became so popular on the eve of the Protestant Reformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271027098
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Anne Winston-Allen is Associate Professor of German and Medieval Literature at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is the author of Convent Chronicles: Women Writing About Women and Reform in the Late Middle Ages (Penn State, 2004).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
vii(4)
Preface and Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(12)
1 Early Rosaries
13(18)
2 The Picture Text and Its "Readers"
31(34)
3 One for Sorrow, Two for Joy: Confraternity Writings, the Fifteen Mysteries, and the Observant Reform
65(16)
4 Secular Love Gardens, Marian Iconography, and the Names of the Rose
81(30)
5 Popular Promotion and Reception
111(22)
6 Rosaries and the Language of Spirituality
133(20)
Appendix 153(8)
Notes 161(26)
Selected Bibliography 187(19)
Index 206

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