Affections of the Mind: The Politics of Sacramental Marriage in Late Medieval English Literature



Affections of the Mind focuses on marriage as a fluid and contested category rather than one with a fixed meaning, and argues that the late medieval literature of sacramental marriage subverted aristocratic and clerical traditions of love and marriage in order to promote the values of the lay middle strata of society. This book will be of value to a broad range of scholars in medieval studies.

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  • Book

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  • Affections of the Mind

  • Emma Lipton

Date Created
  • 2016-03-15

  • 256 pages

  • 9780268085896

  • 9780268085728

  • University of Notre Dame Press

Publication Date
  • 2011-08-15

  • Literary Criticism

  • Marriage

  • Politics

  • Medieval

Subject (Library of Congress)
  • Social values in literature

  • English literature–Middle English, 1100-1500–History and criticism

  • Literature and society–England–History–To 1500

  • Marriage–Religious aspects

  • Authority in literature

  • Social groups in literature

  • Marriage–Political aspects–England–History–To 1500

  • Marriage in literature

  • English

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