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Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe

  • Editors
  • Irit Ruth Kleiman

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Editor’s Introduction

    1. Irit Ruth Kleiman
      Pages 1-9
  3. The Nature and Limits of the Human: Voice and Language

  4. The Social Body: Voice, Authority, and Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Babette S. Hellemans
      Pages 83-97
  5. Rhetoric and Subjectivity: Polyphonic Voices

  6. Aesthetic Experiences: Representations of Human and Divine Voices

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-264

About this book


Twelve medieval scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including law, literature, and religion address the question: What did it mean to possess a voice - or to be without one - during the Middle Ages? This collection reveals how the philosophy, theology, and aesthetics of the voice inhabit some of the most canonical texts of the Middle Ages.


aesthetics crusades Europe law Medieval Literature Middle Ages philosophy religion rhetoric theology literature Medieval Literature Middle Ages rhetoric

About the authors

Andrew Albin, Fordham University, USA Hélène Bernier-Farella, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France Ghislain Casas, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France Marisa Galvez, Stanford University, USA Cédric Giraud, University of Lorraine, France University of Groningen, Netherlands Bruno Lemesle, University of Burgundy, France Andreea Marculescu, University of California, Irvine, USA Julie Orlemanski, University of Chicago, USA Matthew G. Shoaf, Ursinus College, USA Robert Stanton, Boston College, USA Anna Zayaruznaya, Yale University, USA

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