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By Erika Lauren Lindgren

Through the lens of sensorial adventure, Erika Lauren Lindgren explores the spirituality of monastic girls as mirrored of their writings, liturgical texts, art, structure, and archival records. in particular, she makes a speciality of the Dominican nuns and lay-sisters of southern Germany within the 13th and early fourteenth centuries, really the best way those girls managed and interpreted their atmosphere and included them into their religious and devotional practices.

Lindgren divides the monastic setting into 4 parts: the spatial setting, during which she considers the actual in addition to non secular specifications of the monastic group and using precinct area; the visible setting, within which she seems on the functionality of visible fabric in day-by-day spirituality and the meanings given to those pictures; the acoustical atmosphere and the jobs of silence and sound in communal and personal devotional practices; and the textual atmosphere, during which Lindgren addresses the intersection among the visible, the acoustical, and women's usage of texts. Brilliantly argued and intellectually wealthy, Lindgren's examine is a amazing exam of the connections among the spirituality of monastic ladies and the actual and sensual setting of the medieval monastery.

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