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- DescriptionThe first Western autobiography since Augustine's Confessions , The Modies is set against the backdrop of the First Crusade and offers stunning insights into medieval society. As Guibert of Nogent intimately recounts his early years, monastic life, and the bloody uprising at Laon in 1112, we witness a world - and a mind - populated by royals, heretics, nuns, witches, and devils, and come to understand just how fervently he was preoccupied with sin, sexuality, the afterlife, and the dark arts. Exotic, disquieting, and illuminating, The Modies is a work in which the dreams, fears, and superstitions of one man illuminate the psychology of an entire people. It is joined in this volume by On the Relics of Saints , a theological manifesto that has never appeared in English until w.
- Author Biography<b> Guibert of Nogent</b> (c. 1060-c. 1125) was a French monk who has emerged as one of the most original thinkers of the twelfth century. <b>Joseph McAlhany</b> is an associate professor of great ideas and classics at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. <b>Jay Rubenstein</b>, a MacArthur Fellow and Rhodes scholar, is an assistant professor of medieval history at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville and the author of the first comprehensive study of Guibert's life and thought in over a century.
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication23/02/2012
- SubjectAutobiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Classics
- Out-of-print date21/10/2013
- Content Notemap
- Weight274 g
- Width134 mm
- Height195 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Translated byAbbot of Nogent-sous-Coucy,Jay Rubenstein
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