36 Hour Midsummer SALE 25% OFF EVERYTHING* USE PROMO CODE MIDSUMMER25

William of Nassington

by Ingrid J Peterson | 31 December 1986
Hardback
Synopsis
This is the first full-length critical study of William of Nassington and his 16'396-line poem in rhymed couplets, the Speculum Vitae. Nassington is identified in a family of prominent ecclesiastics from medieval York. This study establishes Nassington as the poet of the Speculum Vitae and the Tractatus de Trinitate et Unitate, and it resolves critical errors initiated by Warton and Horstmann regarding Nassington's identity, canon, and sources. Circulation of nearly forty extant manuscripts of the Speculum Vitae confirm its popularity as a compendium of orthodox doctrine and as a guide to mystical prayer. An edition of Ms. Royal C. viii, prepared by John Smeltz, established a text which is described in this study and used to illustrate Nassington's theology. Nassington draws from the patristic sources and follows literary traditions of the summa, speculum and Pater Noster. The Speculum Vitae is schematized as a pentad of seven petitions of the Pater Noster, gifts of the Holy Spirit, Vices, Virtues, and Beatitudes. Three expositions of the Pater Noster petitions correspond to the stages of purgation, illumination, and mystical union. However, Nassington's emphasis is on mystical prayer, which he describes from his authority and experience. Nassington's work is a speculum of fourteenth-century religious England.
€33.60
100 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 2-7 working days.
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

Synopsis
This is the first full-length critical study of William of Nassington and his 16'396-line poem in rhymed couplets, the Speculum Vitae. Nassington is identified in a family of prominent ecclesiastics from medieval York. This study establishes Nassington as the poet of the Speculum Vitae and the Tractatus de Trinitate et Unitate, and it resolves critical errors initiated by Warton and Horstmann regarding Nassington's identity, canon, and sources. Circulation of nearly forty extant manuscripts of the Speculum Vitae confirm its popularity as a compendium of orthodox doctrine and as a guide to mystical prayer. An edition of Ms. Royal C. viii, prepared by John Smeltz, established a text which is described in this study and used to illustrate Nassington's theology. Nassington draws from the patristic sources and follows literary traditions of the summa, speculum and Pater Noster. The Speculum Vitae is schematized as a pentad of seven petitions of the Pater Noster, gifts of the Holy Spirit, Vices, Virtues, and Beatitudes. Three expositions of the Pater Noster petitions correspond to the stages of purgation, illumination, and mystical union. However, Nassington's emphasis is on mystical prayer, which he describes from his authority and experience. Nassington's work is a speculum of fourteenth-century religious England.
€33.60
100 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 2-7 working days.
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780820403229
Format - Hardback
Publisher -
Published - 31/12/1986
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Literature, Literary Reference & Essays
No. of Pages - 199
Weight - 360
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

Delivery And Returns

Please Note: Items in our extended range may take longer to deliver. For this reason, we cannot guarantee delivery of this item before Christmas.

Place an order for over €10 to receive free delivery to anywhere in Ireland and the UK! See our Delivery Charges section below for a full breakdown of shipping costs for all destinations.

 

Delivery Charges

  Ireland & UK* Europe & USA Australia & Canada Rest of World
Under €10 €3.80 €10 €15 €25
Over €10
Free €10 €15 €25

*Free delivery on all orders over €10 - only applies to order total.

All orders will be delivered by An Post.