By Emma Lipton

Affections of the brain argues politicized negotiation of problems with authority within the establishment of marriage are available in overdue medieval England, the place an emergent heart classification of society used a sacramental version of marriage to take advantage of contradictions inside of medieval theology and social hierarchy. Emma Lipton lines the unparalleled acclaim for marriage as a literary subject and the tensions among various versions of marriage within the literature of the later fourteenth and 15th centuries by way of examining such texts as Chaucer's Franklin's story, The ebook of Margery Kempe, and the N-Town performs. Affections of the brain specializes in marriage as a fluid and contested type instead of one with a hard and fast that means, and argues that the past due medieval literature of sacramental marriage subverted aristocratic and clerical traditions of affection and marriage so that it will advertise the values of the lay center strata of society. This e-book may be of worth to a extensive diversity of students in medieval studies.

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