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By Erika Lauren Lindgren

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

Lindgren divides the monastic atmosphere into 4 components: the spatial surroundings, within which she considers the actual in addition to non secular necessities of the monastic group and using precinct house; the visible atmosphere, during which she appears to be like on the functionality of visible fabric in day-by-day spirituality and the meanings given to those photographs; the acoustical setting and the jobs of silence and sound in communal and personal devotional practices; and the textual atmosphere, within which Lindgren addresses the intersection among the visible, the acoustical, and women's usage of texts. Brilliantly argued and intellectually wealthy, Lindgren's research is a impressive exam of the connections among the spirituality of monastic girls and the actual and sensual atmosphere of the medieval monastery.

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