Comprising forty-two selections from primary source materials, each translated with an introduction and commentary by a specialist in the field, this collection illustrates the religious cycles, rituals, and experiences that gave meaning to medieval Christian individuals and communities. The texts represent the practices through which Christians conducted their individual, family, and community lives and explore such life-cycle events as birth, confirmation, marriage, sickness, death, and burial. The texts also document religious practices related to themes of work, parish life, and devotions, as well as power and authority.--From publisher's description.These were when the friar was invited to a meal; when he sat with other people at the fireplace after the meal; when he traveled with other ... of Secrets, Giovanni da San Gimignanoa#39;s Liber de exemplis et similitudinibus rerum, and Marco Poloa#39;s account of his voyage to the East. ... century onward, and especially among the mendicants, to set out knowledge and religious practices into practical manuals.
|Title||:||Medieval Christianity in Practice|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 2009-08-16|