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Carruthers, Mary J. (Mary Jean) 1941-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 273 publications in 5 languages and 7,061 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Festschriften  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: BF371, 153.120902
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary J Carruthers
The book of memory : a study of memory in medieval culture by Mary J Carruthers( Book )

84 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Book of Memory is a magisterial and beautifully illustrated account of the workings and function of memory in medieval society. Memory was the psychological faculty valued above all others in the period stretching from late antiquity through the Renaissance. The prominence given to memory has profound implications for the contemporary understanding of all creative activity, and the social role of literature and art. Drawing on a range of fascinating examples from Dante, Chaucer, and Aquinas to the symbolism of illuminated manuscripts, this unusually wide-ranging book offers new insights into the medieval world"--Provided by publisher
The experience of beauty in the Middle Ages by Mary J Carruthers( )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book articulates a new approach to medieval aesthetic values, emphasizing the sensory and emotional basis of all medieval arts, their love of play and fine craftsmanship, of puzzles, and of strong contrasts. Written for a general educated audience as well as students and scholars in the field, it offers an understanding of medieval literature and art that is rooted in the perceptions and feelings of ordinary life, made up of play and laughter as well as serious work. Medieval stylistic values of variety, sweetness, good taste, and ordinary beauty are grounded in classical and medieval biological theories of change and flux in the human body, not only in symbolism and theology."--
The medieval craft of memory : an anthology of texts and pictures( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A volume that will interest a wide spectrum of readers.""--Patrick Geary, University of California, Los Angeles
The craft of thought : meditation, rhetoric, and the making of images, 400-1200 by Mary J Carruthers( Book )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and French and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A companion to Mary Carruthers' earlier study of memory in medieval culture, The Book of Memory, [this new book] examines medieval monastic meditation as a discipline for making thoughts, and discusses its influence on literature, art, and architecture. In a process akin to today's 'creative' thinking, or 'cognition', this discipline recognizes the essential roles of imagination and emotion in meditation. Deriving examples from a variety of late antique and medieval sources, with excursions into modern architectural memorials, this study emphasizes meditation as an act of literary composition or invention, the techniques of which notably involved both words and the making of mental 'pictures' for thinking and composing."--Jacket
The search for St. Truth : a study of meaning in Piers Plowman by Mary J Carruthers( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acts of interpretation : the text in its contexts, 700-1600 : essays on medieval and Renaissance literature in honor of E. Talbot Donaldson by Mary J Carruthers( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric beyond words : delight and persuasion in the arts of the Middle Ages( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Middle Ages, liturgies, books, song, architecture and poetry were performed as collaborative activities in which performers and audience together realized their work anew. Essays by leading scholars analyse how the medieval arts invited and delighted in collaborative performances designed to persuade. The essays cast fresh light on subjects ranging from pilgrim processions within Chartres Cathedral, to polyphonic song, and the 'rhetoric of silence' perfected by the Cistercians. Rhetoric is defined broadly in this book to encompass its relationship to its sister arts of music, architecture, and painting, all of which use materials and media in addition to words, sometimes altogether without words. Contributors have concentrated on those aspects of formal rhetoric that are performative in nature, the sound, gesture, and facial expressions of persuasive speech in action. Delivery (performance) is shown to be at the heart of rhetoric, that aspect of it which is indeed beyond words"--Provided by publisher
Language in medieval Britain : networks and exchanges : proceedings of the 2013 Harlaxton Symposium by Harlaxton symposium( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Piety to Parchment: Monastic Spirituality and the Formation of Literate Cultures, 1050-1200 by John Diehl( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This process is examined at three monastic communities that each participated in a distinct tradition of spirituality: St.-Laurent de Liege, which focused on liturgical and scriptural piety, Durham Cathedral Priory, which was organized around hagiographic spirituality, and Rievaulx Abbey, which developed a form of affective devotion. Each community's spiritual tradition guided the formation of its literate culture along a different route. These processes are reconstructed through readings of theological and devotional treatises from each community along with careful examinations of their surviving manuscripts
Machina memorialis : meditazione, retorica e costruzione delle immagini (400-1200) by Mary J Carruthers( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing a path : studies in medieval rhetoric in honour of Mary Carruthers( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind of Will : a preface to Piers Plowman by Mary J Carruthers( )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiokujutsu to shomotsu : Chūsei yōroppa no jōhō bunka( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making thoughts, making pictures, making memories : a special issue in the honor of Mary J. Carruthers( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of magic tales by Mary J Carruthers( Book )

2 editions published between 1914 and 1915 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieux ou espaces de la mémoire?( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machina memorialis : meditation, rhetorique et febrication des images au moyen age by Mary J Carruthers( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetorical portraiture: Finding the subject image and memory in the Middle Ages by Anne Mulligan( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To illustrate how portraits function as originating sites for cogitation, Blanche in the Book of the Duchess, Criseyde in Troilus and Criseyde, and Cresseid in Henryson's The Testament of Cresseid are read as "texts" or mental images which, grouped together, can be read as portraits of inventio, intentio, and compositio
Moving images in the mind's eye by Mary J Carruthers( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoria agens: Verbal and visual rhetoric in late medieval English lay culture, c.1300--c.1500 by Laura Iseppi( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interdisciplinary comparison reveals how rhetorical, and in particular, mnemonic schemes derived from classical Antiquity were filtered through the monastic culture of the High Middle Ages and were at the base of the organizational structuring of lay and vernacular artistic productions
 
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The book of memory : a study of memory in medieval culture
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The medieval craft of memory : an anthology of texts and picturesThe craft of thought : meditation, rhetoric, and the making of images, 400-1200Rhetoric beyond words : delight and persuasion in the arts of the Middle Ages
Alternative Names
Carruthers, M. J.

Carruthers, Mary.

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Carruthers, Mary J.

Carruthers, Mary J. 1941-

Carruthers, Mary Jean.

Carruthers, Mary Jean 1941-

Mary Carruthers académica estadounidense

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Mary Carruthers American academic

ماري كاروثرز

カラザース, メアリー

Languages
English (207)

French (16)

Italian (6)

Japanese (2)

Polish (1)