Description - Love, Friendship and Faith by Miri Rubin
This ground-breaking volume explores the terrain of friendship against the historical backdrop of early modern Europe. In these thought-provoking essays the terms of friendship are explored - from the most intimate and erotically charged to the reciprocities of village life. This is a rich offering in social and cultural history that is attuned to the pervasive language of religion. A hidden history is revealed - of friendships that we have lost, and of friendships starkly, and movingly, familiar.
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Author Biography - Miri Rubin
LAURA GOWING is Reader in Early Modern History at King's College, London. She has worked on sex, gender, the body, and crime in early modern England; her books include Domestic Dangers: Women, Words and Sex in Early Modern London (OUP, 1996) and Common Bodies: Women, Touch and Power in Seventeenth-Century England (Yale, 2003). MICHAEL HUNTER is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London. He has been one of the convenors of the seminar on 'Society, Culture and Belief, 1500-1800' at the Institute of Historical Research since founding it with the late Bob Scribner in 1979. He has written or edited many books on the history of ideas and their context in late seventeenth-century Britain, and is the principal editor of the Works (14 vols., 1999-2000), and Correspondence(6 vols., 2001) of Robert Boyle. MIRI RUBIN is Professor of History at Queen Mary - University of London. She is interested in the religious cultures of pre-modern Europe and especially in gender and Jewish-Christian relations. Her works include Corpus Christi: the Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture (1991), Gentile Tales: the Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews(1999) and The Hollow Crown; a History of Britain in the Late Middle Ages (2005). She is currently writing a cultural history of the Virgin Mary.