Religion and the senses in early modern Europe

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: The sacred and the senses in an age of reform / Wietse de Boer and Christine Göttler -- Insinuating the cross: sight, suggestion, and self in Renaissance painting / Alfred Acres -- Display and devotion: exhibiting icons and their copies in counter-reformation Italy / Andrew R. Casper -- 'In sensus cadentem imaginem': varieties of the spiritual image in Theodoor Galle's Life of Blessed Father Ignatius of Loyola of 1610 / Walter S. Melion -- 'An odour. A taste. A touch. Impossible to describe': Nole me tangere and the senses / Barbara Baert -- 'The beads with which we pray are made from it': devotional ambers in early modern Italy / Rachel King -- 'The melodie of Heaven': sermonizing the open ear in early modern England / Jennifer Rae McDermott -- Beyond vision: the impact of Rogier van der Weyden's Descent from the cross / Jennifer R. Hammerschmidt -- 'A cui ne fece dono': art, exchange, and sensory engagement in Anthony van Dyck's Lamentation for the Antwerp Beguines / Sarah Joan Moran -- Tasting God: the sweetness of crying in the counter-Reformation / Joseph Imorde -- The sense of hearing politicized: liturgical polyphony and political ambition in fifteenth-century Florence / Klaus Pietschmann -- Of eels and pears: a sixteenth-century debate on taste, temperance, and the pleasures of the senses / Laura Giannetti -- To captivate the senses: sensory governance, heresy, and idolatry in mid-Tudor England / Matthew Milner -- Piazza San Marco: theatre of the senses, market place of the world / Iain Fenlon -- A Neapolitan Heaven: the sensory universe of G.B. Giustiniani / Wietse de Boer -- The temptation of the senses at the Sacro Monte di Varallo / Christine Göttler -- Vision, medicine, and magic: betwitchment and lovesickness in Jacques Grevin's Deux livres des venins (1568) / Yvonne Petry -- The return of the species: Jesuit responses to Kepler's new theory of images / Sven Dupré
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