Bonds of secrecy : law, spirituality, and the literature of concealment in early medieval England / Benjamin A. Saltzman.

By: Saltzman, Benjamin A [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksMiddle Ages series: Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2019]Copyright date: ©2019Description: 1 online resource (xv, 339 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0812296842; 9780812296846Subject(s): Riddles, English (Old) -- History and criticism | Latin poetry, Medieval and modern -- England -- History and criticismAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Bonds of Secrecy : Law, Spirituality, and the Literature of Concealment in Early Medieval England.DDC classification: 303.3/7 LOC classification: BJ1429.5 | .S25 2019Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Part I. LAW -- Chapter 1. Political Epistemology and Crimes of Concealment in Anglo- Saxon Law -- Chapter 2. The Secret Seized: Theft, Death, and Testimony -- PART II. SPIRITUALITY -- Chapter 3. Monastic Life and the Regulation of Secrecy -- Chapter 4. Making Space for Spiritual Secrecy -- Chapter 5. Seeing in Secret: Saints, Hagiography, and the Ethics of Concealment and Discovery -- PART III. LITERATURE -- Chapter 6. Binding Secrets, Solving Riddles -- Chapter 7. Worldly Concealment, Divine Knowledge, and the Hermeneutics of Faith -- Chapter 8. Reading Hidden Meaning: Between Interpretive Pride and Eschatological Humility.
Summary: Bonds of Secrecy illuminates the relationship between human experiences of secrecy and early medieval beliefs about divine omniscience. Benjamin A. Saltzman argues that this relationship was fundamental to early English legal and monastic culture and profoundly shaped the practices of literary interpretation in the Middle Ages.
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Part I. LAW -- Chapter 1. Political Epistemology and Crimes of Concealment in Anglo- Saxon Law -- Chapter 2. The Secret Seized: Theft, Death, and Testimony -- PART II. SPIRITUALITY -- Chapter 3. Monastic Life and the Regulation of Secrecy -- Chapter 4. Making Space for Spiritual Secrecy -- Chapter 5. Seeing in Secret: Saints, Hagiography, and the Ethics of Concealment and Discovery -- PART III. LITERATURE -- Chapter 6. Binding Secrets, Solving Riddles -- Chapter 7. Worldly Concealment, Divine Knowledge, and the Hermeneutics of Faith -- Chapter 8. Reading Hidden Meaning: Between Interpretive Pride and Eschatological Humility.

Bonds of Secrecy illuminates the relationship between human experiences of secrecy and early medieval beliefs about divine omniscience. Benjamin A. Saltzman argues that this relationship was fundamental to early English legal and monastic culture and profoundly shaped the practices of literary interpretation in the Middle Ages.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

In English.

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Benjamin A. Saltzman teaches English at the University of Chicago.

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