The Resource Monks and love in twelfth-century France : psycho-historical essays, Jean Leclercq

Monks and love in twelfth-century France : psycho-historical essays, Jean Leclercq

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Monks and love in twelfth-century France : psycho-historical essays
Title
Monks and love in twelfth-century France
Title remainder
psycho-historical essays
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Jean Leclercq
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a new attempt to study the connections between medieval secular love literature and monastic doctrine on divine love. The enquiry proceeds from the fact that, in the twelfth century, religious houses were no longer recruiting among children, but among young adults, mostly noble. whose experience was mainly of court and castle life, the warlike activities of chivalry, and courtly literature. These recruits, with their new psychology, made use of the images and ways of expression received from their former life style and from the love poetry of the Song of Songs and Ovid. Monks and lay people belonged to the same society. What did each milieu receive from the other? What did the Christian community receive from the Jewish communities? In Champagne, living together in a small area, Marie de France, Heloise, Rashi's disciples, Bernard of Clairvaux, Chrétien de Troyes and their circles, all exchanged texts and ideas. These facts give us new insights on their emotions, their symbols, their views on human and divine love, and the use they made of feminine imagery in expressing them. Among these men and women who become more alive for us, the central figure is that of St. Bernard, who appears in his fully human dimensions." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
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1911-1993
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Leclercq, Jean
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4639
LC item number
.L384
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Love
  • Monasticism and religious orders
  • Courtly love
  • Amour - Aspect religieux - Christianisme
  • Amour courtois
  • Moines
  • Monachisme et ordres religieux - France
  • Amour courtois
  • Monachisme et ordres religieux
  • Amour
  • Moines
  • Mönch
  • Liebe
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Literatur
  • Theologie
  • Liebe
  • Geschichte
  • Französisch
  • France
  • France - Histoire religieuse - 987-1515
  • France
  • Frankreich
  • Französisch
Label
Monks and love in twelfth-century France : psycho-historical essays, Jean Leclercq
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Modern psychology and the medieval psyche -- New recruitment--new psychology. Adult recruitment ; Psychological implications ; The unpredictable St. Bernard -- A biblical master of love: Solomon. The Solomon of the song of songs, and others ; A symbolic tradition ; A spontaneous symbolism ; The school of the liturgy ; A methodical formation ; From images to realities ; Different keys to interpretation ; In the lineage of St. Bernard -- Another master in the art of loving: Ovid. Cicero, forerunner to Ovid ; The Ovidian complex ; Ovids and monks ; The secular's Ovid ; The French Ovid ; Pagan writings and holy scripture -- Aggressiveness or repression in St. Bernard and in his monks. Two levels of psyche in two forms of writings ; Social aggressiveness as reflected in St. Bernard ; Transformation of a desire for human love into a desire for union with God ; Conclusion. The oneness of the two psychic levels in St. Bernard -- Champagne as a garden of love. The castles ; The synagogue ; The court ; The riddle of Andre Chaplain ; Héloïse and the Paraclete ; St. Bernard and the bride of the song of songs ; Erec and Enide -- Epilogue. Bernard and Dante: the bride and Beatrice. Love and women ; Two similar processes ; personification and sublimation ; Two similar results: renunciation and integration ; Mary and the eternal feminine
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 146 pages
Isbn
9780198225461
Lccn
78040484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)4593272
Label
Monks and love in twelfth-century France : psycho-historical essays, Jean Leclercq
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Modern psychology and the medieval psyche -- New recruitment--new psychology. Adult recruitment ; Psychological implications ; The unpredictable St. Bernard -- A biblical master of love: Solomon. The Solomon of the song of songs, and others ; A symbolic tradition ; A spontaneous symbolism ; The school of the liturgy ; A methodical formation ; From images to realities ; Different keys to interpretation ; In the lineage of St. Bernard -- Another master in the art of loving: Ovid. Cicero, forerunner to Ovid ; The Ovidian complex ; Ovids and monks ; The secular's Ovid ; The French Ovid ; Pagan writings and holy scripture -- Aggressiveness or repression in St. Bernard and in his monks. Two levels of psyche in two forms of writings ; Social aggressiveness as reflected in St. Bernard ; Transformation of a desire for human love into a desire for union with God ; Conclusion. The oneness of the two psychic levels in St. Bernard -- Champagne as a garden of love. The castles ; The synagogue ; The court ; The riddle of Andre Chaplain ; Héloïse and the Paraclete ; St. Bernard and the bride of the song of songs ; Erec and Enide -- Epilogue. Bernard and Dante: the bride and Beatrice. Love and women ; Two similar processes ; personification and sublimation ; Two similar results: renunciation and integration ; Mary and the eternal feminine
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 146 pages
Isbn
9780198225461
Lccn
78040484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)4593272

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