Desiring Truth The Process of Judgment in Fourteenth-Century Art and Literature
First published in 2005. Volumes in the Medieval History and Culture series include studies on individual works and authors of Latin and vernacular literatures, historical personalities and events, theological and philosophical issues, and new critical approaches to medieval literature and culture. Momentous changes have occurred in Medieval Studies in the past thirty years, in teaching as well as in scholarship. The Medieval History and Culture series enhances research in the held by providing an outlet for monographs by scholars in the early stages of their careers on all topics related to the broad scope of Medieval Studies, while at the same time pointing to and highlighting new directions that will shape and define scholarly discourse in the future. This volume explores a methology for articulating this relationship that fourteenth-century texts invite us to participate in the production of meaning: judgment, the willed act of moral engagement, and therefore the process, a living, evolving relationship, an open circuit between text and respondent.