Seeing and being seen in the later medieval world : optics, theology and religious life

Dallas G. Denery II

During the later Middle Ages people became increasingly obsessed with vision, visual analogies and the possibility of visual error. In this book Dallas Denery addresses the question of what medieval men and women thought it meant to see themselves and others in relation to the world and to God. Exploring the writings of Roger Bacon, Duns Scotus, Peter Aureol and Nicholas of Autrecourt in light of an assortment of popular religious guides for preachers, confessors and penitents, including Peter of Limoges' Treatise on the Moral Eye, he illustrates how the question preoccupied medieval men and women on both an intellectual and practical level. This book offers a unique interdisciplinary examination of the interplay between religious life, perspectivist optics and theology. Denery presents significant new insights into the medieval psyche and conception of the self, ensuring that this book will appeal to historians of medieval science and those of medieval religious life and theology.

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During the later Middle Ages people became increasingly obsessed with vision, visual analogies and the possibility of visual error. In this book Dallas Denery addresses the question of what medieval men and women thought it meant to see themselves and others in relation to the world and to God. Exploring the writings of Roger Bacon, Duns Scotus, Peter Aureol and Nicholas of Autrecourt in light of an assortment of popular religious guides for preachers, confessors and penitents, including Peter of Limoges' Treatise on the Moral Eye, he illustrates how the question preoccupied medieval men and women on both an intellectual and practical level. This book offers a unique interdisciplinary examination of the interplay between religious life, perspectivist optics and theology. Denery presents significant new insights into the medieval psyche and conception of the self, ensuring that this book will appeal to historians of medieval science and those of medieval religious life and theology.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. Ponderare statera meditationis: self as self-presentation in early Dominican religious life
  • 2. The devil in human form: confession, deception and self-knowledge
  • 3. Peter of Limoges, perspectivist optics and the displacement of vision
  • 4. Normalizing error: Peter Aureol on the importance of appearances
  • 5. Probability and perspective: Nicholas of Autrecourt and the fragmentation of vision
  • Conclusion: Vision, promise deferral.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. Ponderare statera meditationis: self as self-presentation in early Dominican religious life
  • 2. The devil in human form: confession, deception and self-knowledge
  • 3. Peter of Limoges, perspectivist optics and the displacement of vision
  • 4. Normalizing error: Peter Aureol on the importance of appearances
  • 5. Probability and perspective: Nicholas of Autrecourt and the fragmentation of vision
  • Conclusion: Vision, promise deferral.

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書名 Seeing and being seen in the later medieval world : optics, theology and religious life
著作者等 Carpenter Christine
Denery Dallas G. (Stanford University California)
McKitterick Rosamond
Shepard Jonathan
Denery Dallas G. (Dallas George)
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2005
ページ数 x, 202 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521827841
9780521108935
NCID BA71869798
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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