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The Subject of Crusade – Lyric, Romance, and Materials, 1150 to 1500 - Chicago Scholarship Online
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The Subject of Crusade: Lyric, Romance, and Materials, 1150 to 1500

Marisa Galvez


When medieval people went to war over religion, they prayed, took up arms, bade farewell to their families—and sometimes wrote lyric poetry. These warrior-artisans expressed their culture in poetry as live performance as well as in other art forms, from gold-illuminated manuscripts and tombstones to elaborate embroidered tapestries. More than historical documents or expressions of a common spirit of crusade, these fundamentally lyric works enabled their makers to process experiences of popular piety and personal sacrifice related to holy war. This book argues that these poetic articulations ar ... More

Keywords: crusade, lyric, romance, penance, manuscripts, confession, tapestries, materials, pilgrimage, preaching, piety, sacrifice, Holy Land, ambivalence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226693217
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226693491.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marisa Galvez, author
Stanford University