Framing Medieval Bodies
Sarah Kay, Miri Rubin
Manchester University Press, 1996 - History - 287 pages
The body was a central symbol in medieval culture - discussed, treated and maltreated, represented and exposed in a variety of contexts and in a multiplicity of idioms. This book responds to the recent awareness amongst scholars of the importance of this subject and it is innovative in bringing to the analysis of the body a truly interdisciplinary approach, so overcoming the difficulties of mastering the topic from any single perspective or historical source.
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Introduction Sarah Kay and Miri Rubin
frames and experiences
unwriting late medieval bodies
medieval challenges to bodily order
Bodies in the JewishChristian debate
The Pardoners body and the disciplining of rhetoric
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