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De Vita Sua

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ISBN-10: 0271014822

ISBN-13: 9780271014821

Edition: 1995

Authors: Paul J. Archambault, Guibert of Nogent

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A Monk's Confession is the first completely new English translation of Guibert of Nogent's remarkable memoirs in over seventy years. Written around the year 1115, they offer an unparalleled look at the life of a monk in the Middle Ages. Guibert, who lived his entire life in northern France, called these memoirs his book of monodiae, or solitary songs. Many scholars consider them the first Latin autobiography in the West after Augustine's Confessions. Readers will be stirred and surprised by Guibert's intense preoccupation with the sinfulness of his soul, his visions of demons and necromancy, and his frank struggle to come to terms with his sexuality. But Guibert is also a valuable witness…    
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 10/3/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Paul J. Archambault is Professor of French at Syracuse University. His most recent book, with Marianna Mustaechi, is A Renaissance Woman: Helisenne's Personal and Invective Letters (1985).