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Description - Guibert of Nogent by Jay Rubenstein

Guibert of Nogent has provided us with much of what we know about life in Europe in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. His autobiography, his crusade chronicle, and his critique of relics create a rich portrait of this vibrant and violent social landscape. His observations range from the philosophical to the personal, encompassing his mother, sexuality, cleanliness and life in a Benedictine monastery. This historical biography challenges many of the long held assumptions about this enigmatic man. It reveals Guibert as one of Europe's most sophisticated early psychological thinkers who led the way in transforming hagiography, biography, historiography and theology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415939706
ISBN-10: 0415939704
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jay Rubenstein

Jay Rubenstein studied medieval history at the University of Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley. Currently he teaches history at the University of New Mexico.

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