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Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism The Cluniac Tradition, C. 900-1200

ISBN-10: 0521860806

ISBN-13: 9780521860802

Edition: 2007

Authors: Scott G. Bruce

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Description:

Bruce explores the rationales for religious silence in early medieval abbeys and the use of nonverbal forms of communication among monks when rules of silence forbade them from speaking.
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Book details

List price: $139.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 226
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of tables
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Map
Introduction: The Dormant Language
Uttering No Human Sound
The Training of the Hand
A Silent Commerce of Signs
Transmission and Adaptation
Continuity and Criticism
Conclusion
The Cluniac sign lexicon
Bibliography
Index