xviii, 463 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
9780226071329 cloth alkaline paper 0226071324 cloth alkaline paper
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -448) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: The performance of reading "Silence visible" : Carthusian devotional reading and meditative practice Backgrounds : the Carthusian Order Carthusians and books Carthusians and art The shapes of eremitic reading in the desert of religion : the desert of religion as imagetext "ALS wildernes is wroght þis boke" : formats of monastic books Reading spiritual community in the wilderness Lyric imaginings and painted prayers The eremitic lyric and Richard Rolle Imagining the Carthusian reader Liturgical pageantry in private spaces Reading the liturgy : two models Performing the holy name Performing the canonical hours Performing the seven sacraments Envisioning dialogue in performance "In maner of a dyaloge it wente" Allegorical dialogues : the pylgremage of the soul Mystical dialogues : the treatise of the seven points Dramatizing the cell : theatrical performances in monastic reading Dramatic texts, lyric voices, and private readers Theatrical reading in additional 37049 Monastic closet drama Conclusion: Reading performances.