The Quest for the Christ Child in the Later Middle Ages

In The Quest for the Christ Child in the Later Middle Ages, Mary Dzon explores the continued transmission and appeal of apocryphal legends throughout the Middle Ages and demonstrates the significant impact that the Christ Child had in shaping the medieval religious imagination.

The Quest for the Christ Child in the Later Middle Ages

Mary Dzon

2017 | 424 pages | Cloth $65.00
Religion | Literature
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1. Introduction: Recovering Christ-Child Images
Chapter 2. The Christ Child in Two Treatises of Aelred of Rievaulx and in Early Franciscan Sources
Chapter 3. Aquinas and the Apocryphal Christ Child in the Later Middle Ages
Chapter 4. A Maternal View of Christ's Childhood in the Writings of Birgitta of Sweden
Chapter 5. Conclusion: The Yearning of the Quest

Appendix: Summary of William Caxton's Infantia salvatoris (c. 1477)
Notes
Works Cited
Index
Acknowledgments