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The Resource The strange case of Ermine de Reims : a medieval woman between demons and saints, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

The strange case of Ermine de Reims : a medieval woman between demons and saints, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

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The strange case of Ermine de Reims : a medieval woman between demons and saints
Title
The strange case of Ermine de Reims
Title remainder
a medieval woman between demons and saints
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Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1384, a poor and illiterate peasant woman named Ermine moved to the city of Reims with her elderly husband. Her era was troubled by war, plague, and schism within the Catholic Church, and Ermine could easily have slipped unobserved through the cracks of history. After the loss of her husband, however, things took a remarkable but frightening turn. For the last ten months of her life, Ermine was tormented by nightly visions of angels and demons. In her nocturnal terrors, she was attacked by animals, beaten and kidnapped by devils in disguise, and exposed to carnal spectacles; on other nights, she was blessed by saints, even visited by the Virgin Mary. She confessed these strange occurrences to an Augustinian friar known as Jean le Graveur, who recorded them all in vivid detail.Was Ermine a saint in the making, an impostor, an incipient witch, or a madwoman? Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski ponders answers to these questions in the historical and theological context of this troubled woman's experiences. With empathy and acuity, Blumenfeld-Kosinski examines Ermine's life in fourteenth-century Reims, her relationship with her confessor, her ascetic and devotional practices, and her reported encounters with heavenly and hellish beings. Supplemented by translated excerpts from Jean's account, The Strange Case of Ermine de Reims brings to life an episode that helped precipitate one of the major clerical controversies of late medieval Europe, revealing surprising truths about the era's conceptions of piety and possession
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P@U
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1952-
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Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Renate
Dewey number
282.092
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4705.E66994
LC item number
B55 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
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  • Ermine
  • Mysticism
  • Visions
  • Women mystics
  • Visionaries
  • Ermine
  • HISTORY
  • Mysticism
  • Visionaries
  • Visions
  • Women mystics
  • France
Label
The strange case of Ermine de Reims : a medieval woman between demons and saints, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix. The Visions of Ermine de Reims
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1. Ermine and Her World
  • Chapter 2. Ermine and Her Confessor, Jean le Graveur
  • Chapter 3. Ermine{u2019}s Piety and Devotional Practices
  • Chapter 4. Ermine and Her Demons
  • Chapter 5. Ermine and the Discernment of Spirits
Control code
910905940
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 235 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812291339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
10.9783/9780812291339
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 797565
  • 22573/ctt15j1b3m
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910905940
Label
The strange case of Ermine de Reims : a medieval woman between demons and saints, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix. The Visions of Ermine de Reims
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1. Ermine and Her World
  • Chapter 2. Ermine and Her Confessor, Jean le Graveur
  • Chapter 3. Ermine{u2019}s Piety and Devotional Practices
  • Chapter 4. Ermine and Her Demons
  • Chapter 5. Ermine and the Discernment of Spirits
Control code
910905940
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 235 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812291339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
10.9783/9780812291339
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 797565
  • 22573/ctt15j1b3m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910905940

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