Fasciculus Moralitatis: Omelie Morales de Infantia Saluatoris (Prague Medieval Studies) (Paperback)

Fasciculus Moralitatis: Omelie Morales de Infantia Saluatoris (Prague Medieval Studies) By Caesarius of Heisterbach, Victoria Smirnova (Editor) Cover Image
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The first critical edition of Caesarius’ Omelie morales de infantia Saluatoris—Homilies on Jesus’ Childhood.

Primarily known as the author of the Dialogus miraculorum—a collection of exemplary stories that secured his reputation as the master of Cistercian storytelling—Caesarius of Heisterbach was also the author of several sermons and homilies. Although they are not as well known today, his Homilies on Jesus’ Childhood are exceptional in many ways. Readers will immediately notice Caesarius’s versatility as he employs an impressive array of persuasive techniques: quoting scholarly works, interpreting Hebrew names and letters, delving into etymology and numerology, and including numerous examples to instruct both the learned and the common person.

About the Author


Caesarius of Heisterbach, (1180–1240) was a Cistercian monk and popular author in thirteenth-century Germany.

Victoria Smirnova holds a doctoral degree in medieval Latin literature from Lomonosov Moscow State University and is a research fellow at the Bavarian State Library in Munich.
Product Details
ISBN: 9788024654508
ISBN-10: 8024654504
Publisher: Karolinum Press, Charles University
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2024
Pages: 362
Language: English
Series: Prague Medieval Studies