The Doctrine of the Hert: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary

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Title
The Doctrine of the Hert: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary
Publisher
University of Exeter Press
Address of publication
Exeter
ISBN
9780859897785
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Editor
Renevey D., Whitehead C., Mouron A.
Language
english
Abstract
This volume makes readily available for the first time a critical edition of The Doctrine of the Hert, the fifteenth-century English translation of De doctrina cordis, a thirteenth-century Latin devotional treatise addressed to nuns.
A religious bestseller, the Doctrina circulated throughout Europe between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries and was translated into six different languages. The Doctrina progressively pairs the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit with seven key actions of the heart, leading readers toward contemplative unity with God.
Despite its medieval popularity, the Doctrina has largely escaped the attention of scholars until recently. Exeter's edition offers a full textual commentary, while its introduction not only examines current thinking upon the Doctrina's authorship and envisaged primary audience, but also takes advantage of recent scholarly breakthroughs in the understanding of late medieval female spirituality.
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