The Body in Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture

The Body in Late Medieval and Early Modern CultureThe Body in Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture Starting with the female body of late medieval literature, this text moves on to consider the representation of gendered bodies in later writing. The essays in the book intend to show how late medieval and early modern narratives function to produce specialized and discrete languages of the body. Full description…

Urban Bodies: Communal Health in Late Medieval English Towns and Cities (0)

Urban Bodies: Communal Health in Late Medieval English Towns and Cities (0)“Carole Rawcliffe continues with her mission to clean up the Middle Ages. In earlier work she has already given us scholarly yet sympathetic portrayals of English medicine, hospitals, and welfare for lepers. Now she widens her scope to public health. Her argument is clear, simple and convincing. Through the efforts of crown and civic authorities, mercantile elites and “popular” interests, English towns and cities aspired to a far healthier, less …

The Body in Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture

The Body in Late Medieval and Early Modern CultureTaking as its chronological starting-point the female body of late medieval devotional literature, the volume moves on to a consideration of the representation of gendered bodies in later literature. It then proceeds to examine sixteenth-century occupational orderings of the (male) body in education, the civil service and the army, and involves explorations into a variety of rituals for the purification, ordering and disciplining of the flesh. It…

Allegorical Bodies: Power and Gender in Late Medieval France

Allegorical Bodies: Power and Gender in Late Medieval FranceTaking as its chronological starting-point the female body of late medieval devotional literature, the volume moves on to a consideration of the representation of gendered bodies in later literature. It then proceeds to examine sixteenth-century occupational orderings of the (male) body in education, the civil service and the army, and involves explorations into a variety of rituals for the purification, ordering and disciplining of the flesh. It…

Monastic Bodies: Discipline and Salvation in Shenoute of Atripe: Dicipline and Salvation in Shenoute of Atripe (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion)

Monastic Bodies: Discipline and Salvation in Shenoute of Atripe: Dicipline and Salvation in Shenoute of Atripe (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion)Taking as its chronological starting-point the female body of late medieval devotional literature, the volume moves on to a consideration of the representation of gendered bodies in later literature. It then proceeds to examine sixteenth-century occupational orderings of the (male) body in education, the civil service and the army, and involves explorations into a variety of rituals for the purification, ordering and disciplining of the flesh. It…

On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)Do we have to conceive of ourselves as isolated individuals, inevitably distanced from other people and from whatever we might mean when we use the word “God”? On Becoming God offers an innovative approach to the history of the modern Western self by looking at human identity as something people do together rather than on their own, as a way of managing and keeping at bay the impulses and experiences associated with the word “God.” The “self” is …