Emotion and Devotion
The Meaning of Mary in Medieval Religious Cultures
Publication Year: 2009
Published by: Central European University Press
Title Page, Copyright
I remember very clearly the day on which I was introduced to Natalie Davis’s work. It was 1977 and I was an MA student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Society and Culture in Early Modern France was only a few months old. So great was the desire of teachers and students to read it, that the imported ...
Chapter 1: The Global “Middle Ages”
I continue to follow the autobiographical strand with which I began. Coming to the world of historical research in the mid-1980s was tantamount to an exhilarating immersion in a gushing fountainhead. So much was fresh and new, and there was more to come. ...
Chapter 2: Mary, and Others
In her article “The rites of violence” Natalie Davis taught many important lessons.1 One of the most influential was the link she demonstrated and explored between violence and the making of identity. In the course of violent encounters between Catholics and Protestants in sixteenth-century France people acted ...
Chapter 3: Emotions and Selves
Following the footsteps of Natalie Zemon Davis, and very much in her honor, the previous two chapters traced the possibilities of a global history and the creation of terrains of polemic and encounter within the vast and important culture field that developed around Mary in medieval Europe. ...