The Complete Works Book

The Complete Works


  • Author : Hadewijch
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 0809122979

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The Complete Works Book Description :

Hadewijch, a Flemish Beguine of the 13th century, is undoubtedly the most important exponent of love mysticism and one of the loftiest figures in the western mystical tradition.

Uncovering Music of Early European Women  1250 1750  Book

Uncovering Music of Early European Women 1250 1750


  • Author : Claire Fontijn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-18
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429999079

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Uncovering Music of Early European Women 1250 1750 Book Description :

Uncovering Music of Early European Women (1250 – 1750) brings together nine chapters that investigate aspects of female music-making and musical experience in the medieval and early modern periods. Part I, "Notes from the Underground," treats the spirituality of women in solitude and in community. Parts II and III, "Interlude" and "Music for Royal Rivals," respond to Joan Kelly’s famous feminist question and suggest that women of a certain stature did have a Renaissance. Part IV, "Serenissime Sirene," plays with the notion of the allure of music and its risks in Venice during the Baroque. The process of uncovering requires close listening to women’s creative endeavors in an ongoing effort to piece together equitably the terrain of early music. Contributors include: Cynthia J. Cyrus, Claire Fontijn, Catherine E. Gordon, Laura Jeppesen, Eva Kuhn, Anne MacNeil, Jason Stoessel, Elizabeth Randell Upton, and Laurence Wuidar. An invaluable book for college students and scholars interested in the social and cultural meanings of women in early music.

Elisabeth of Sch  nau Book

Elisabeth of Sch nau


  • Author : Elisabeth (Schonaugiensis.)
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 0809139596

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Elisabeth of Sch nau Book Description :

In this Classic of Western Spirituality(TM) readers will find the first English translation of the complete works of Elisabeth of Schönau, a twelfth-century Benedictine nun who claimed to have a series of extraordinary visionary experiences. In the complete works of Elisabeth are: -three visionary diaries: First, Second and Third Book of Visions; -a book of sermons, The Book of the Ways of God; -Revelations about the Sacred Company of the Virgins of Cologne; -The Resurrection of the Blessed Virgin; -a collection of Elisabeth's letters; -and a text describing Elisabeth's last days by her brother and secretary, Eckbert. Elisabeth's prophetic message brought consolation to the people of her day and a call for firmness of faith and the moral life. Today's readers will gain insight into how the communal, liturgical culture of a Benedictine monastery could shape the interior life and prophetic identity of a woman committed to its ideals. The audience for this book will be broad: -historians, theologians and students of -mysticism and spirituality -women's religious life -monastic life -medieval culture -hagiography

Mystical Anthropology Book

Mystical Anthropology


  • Author : John Arblaster
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-11-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317090977

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Mystical Anthropology Book Description :

The question of the ‘structure’ of the human person is central to many mystical authors in the Christian tradition. This book focuses on the specific anthropology of a series of key authors in the mystical tradition in the medieval and early modern Low Countries. Their view is fundamentally different from the anthropology that has commonly been accepted since the rise of Modernity. This book explores the most important mystical authors and texts from the Low Countries including: William of Saint-Thierry, Hadewijch, Pseudo-Hadewijch, John of Ruusbroec, Jan van Leeuwen, Hendrik Herp, and the Arnhem Mystical Sermons. The most important aspects of mystical anthropology are discussed: the spiritual nature of the soul, the inner-most being of the soul, the faculties, the senses, and crucial metaphors which were used to explain the relationship of God and the human person. Two contributions explicitly connect the anthropology of the mystics to contemporary thought. This book offers a solid and yet accessible overview for those interested in theology, philosophy, history, and medieval literature.

Computer Vision Book
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Computer Vision


  • Author : Richard Szeliski
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-09-30
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 812
  • ISBN 10 : 1848829353

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Computer Vision Book Description :

Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques. Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.

The Flowing Light of the Godhead Book
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The Flowing Light of the Godhead


  • Author : Mechthild (of Magdeburg)
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 0809137763

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The Flowing Light of the Godhead Book Description :

Here is the first English translation based on the new critical edition of The Flowing Light of the Godhead, the sole mystical visionary work of Mechthild, a 13th-century (c. 1260-c. 1282/94) German Beguine. This challenging work of deep religious insight reflects Mechthild's inner life, and God's as well, employing a great variety of traditional medieval literary forms and genres in prose and verse.

Desire in Dante and the Middle Ages Book

Desire in Dante and the Middle Ages


  • Author : Manuele Gragnolati
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351569620

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Desire in Dante and the Middle Ages Book Description :

This volume takes Dante's rich and multifaceted discourse of desire, from the Vita Nova to the Commedia, as a point of departure in investigating medieval concepts of desire in all their multiplicity, fragmentation and interrelation. As well as offering several original contributions on this fundamental aspect of Dante's work, it seeks to situate the Florentine more effectively within the broader spectrum of medieval culture and to establish greater intellectual exchange between Dante scholars and those from other disciplines. The volume is also notable for its openness to diverse critical and methodological approaches. In considering the extent to which modern theoretical paradigms can be used to shed light upon the Middle Ages, it will interest those engaged with questions of critical theory as well as medieval culture.

Holy Feast and Holy Fast Book
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Holy Feast and Holy Fast


  • Author : Caroline Walker Bynum
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 0520063295

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Holy Feast and Holy Fast Book Description :

Examines the role of food in the religion of women in the Middle Ages and argues that food practices enabled women to exert power in the family and define their religious vocations

Complete Works Book
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Complete Works


  • Author : Angela (of Foligno)
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 0809133660

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Complete Works Book Description :

Angela of Foligno (c. 1248-1309) is one of the most outstanding representatives of the Franciscan and Christian mystical tradition. Her Book, published here in English for the first time, describes her passionate love affair with the "suffering God-man," and her teachings in the form of letters and exhortations to her spiritual progeny.

The Voice of Silence Book

The Voice of Silence


  • Author : Thérèse de Hemptinne
  • Publisher : Brepols Pub
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004774084

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The Voice of Silence Book Description :

This book aims to collect and present the results of research done within the context of the project 'The voice of silence / La voz del silencio: An interdisciplinary research project about literate women and women authors in the West-European late Middle Ages (11th to 15th centuries) from a gender perspective'. The project was a bilateral research project, with participants of the University of Santiago de Chile on the one hand and Universiteit Gent on the other. Medieval scholars, literary historians, cultural historians and literary theorists joined forces. The angle from which the material was being studied, however, was always the same: gender being the central issue. The project focused on women as participants in late medieval society and culture. Indeed, all the researchers involved acquired their expertise in the field of 'medieval society and culture' and/or the field of women's literacy. Several members of this Flemish-Chilean project have contributed an essay to the proposed book, but supplemented by guest contributions. The guests are internationally renowned scholars reflecting an expertise in gender studies or in an aspect not covered by the team members of the project. Thus, the book contains essays by Anglo-American medieval scholars and researchers specialised in Dutch medieval mysticism. Their contributions complete the research results of the project, especially within the art of criticism. The story told in this book is focused on literate women and gender. In the course of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the voices of women authors, many of them religious and mystics, resounded again in a literate society dominated by clerics. Two of the most famous representatives of this 'female voice' are highlighted in Part I. These women were the forerunners of a new reading culture among (semi-)religious and even lay women in which the use of the vernacular was a decisive factor (Part II). Yet, from the thirteenth century onwards, and with increasin