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232 pages (Illus.)
9 x 6 inches
Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, 47
Medieval Institute Publications
Hardback (November 2007)
ISBN-13 9781580441148
ISBN-10 1580441149
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Paperback (December 2007)
ISBN-13 9781580441155
ISBN-10 1580441157
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Cultural Studies
Medieval Studies
The Hands of the Tongue
Essays on Deviant Speech
edited by Edwin D. Craun
What destructive powers did the tongue and its speech have for medievals? It could damn humans through blasphemy. It could occlude penitential knowledge of the self, especially of the misdirected will, show more
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Edwin D. Craun is professor emeritus of English at Washington and Lee University. 
   table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction by Edwin D. Craun Sins of the Tongue The Tongue Is a Fire: The Discipline of Silence in Early Medieval Monasticism (400-1100) by Scott G. Bruce Allas, allas! That evere love
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