This week, Danièle speaks with Barbara Newman about the self in the Middle Ages, how others could shape and transform a person inside and out, and how a medieval person’s idea of self-reflected their relationship to other people and the world around them, both physical and spiritual.
Barbara Newman is the John Evans Professor of Latin; Professor of English, Classics, and History at Northwestern University. Click here to visit her university webpage.
Her book, The Permeable Self: Five Medieval Relationships, is published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Click here to visit the publisher’s website.
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Top Image: The Visitation, by Rogier van der Weyden – Wikimedia Commons