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 brings an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of the body, so overcoming the difficulties of mastering the topic from any single perspective or historical source.
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