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Cédric Giraud

Spiritualité et histoire des textes entre Moyen Âge et époque moderne

Genèse et fortune d’un corpus pseudépigraphe de méditations

Why were a series of meditations, composed in the later twelfth and early thirteenth centuries and attributed to St Augustine and St Bernard, copied in over 1000 medieval manuscripts? Why was this group of texts reprinted in 100 editions and read continually until the nineteenth century? To study the success of these texts is to follow the evolution of the new literary genre of Meditations in tandem with the development of meditation as a spiritual exercise in the West. Accordingly, the Church encouraged pastoral reading that gave a special place to spirituality, an art of interiority endowed with a corpus of texts.


EAMA 52: Paris, Institut d’études augustiniennes, 2016
ISBN: 978-2-85121-281-8
548 p., 165 x 250 mm
69€ TTC

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