Framing Medieval Bodies

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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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Contents

Introduction Sarah Kay and Miri Rubin
1
frames and experiences
24
gender stigma
43
unwriting late medieval bodies
62
medieval challenges to bodily order
100
Bodies in the JewishChristian debate
123
The Pardoners body and the disciplining of rhetoric
138
The old body in medieval culture
160
taming
187
epistemology and misogyny
211
Dante and the body
236
Making the world in York and the York cycle
254
Index Gerard M F Hill
277
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