Imprisonment in the Medieval Religious Imagination, c. 1150–1400

  • Megan Cassidy-Welch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 135-192

About this book


This book explores the world of religious thinking on imprisonment, and how images of imprisonment were used in monastic thought, the cult of saints, the early inquisitions, preaching and hagiographical literature and the world of the crusades to describe a conception of inclusion and freedom that was especially meaningful to medieval Christians.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Megan Cassidy-Welch
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  1. 1.Monash UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31788-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-30640-0
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