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The Mystical Gesture Mary E. Giles

The Mystical Gesture

Mary E. Giles

Published January 1st 2000
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These essays ecplore the spiritual culture shared by texts and writers in Western Europe from the 13th to 17th centuries- the visionaries, mystics and nuns who were poets or scholars and the creative writers who drew on spiritual themes. The topics range chronologically from the late 13th to late 17th centuries and geographically from Germany, England, Italy, France, Spain and New Spain (Mexico), though the volumes centre is the spiritual culture of 16th-century Spain. Common concerns of each essay are the exploration of spiritual culture- how some texts and writers shape expectations attending the life of the spirit- and how they are in turn shaped by them.