The Spectacle of the Body in Late Medieval England – Estella CIOBANU

THE SPECTACLE OF THE BODY IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND

Estella CIOBANU

First edition

LUMENCopyright © 2012 – CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Book Series

FORMAT: Paperback         PAGES: 400          LANGUAGE: English

ISBN:  978-973-166-315-9

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Second edition

LUMENCopyright © 2020 – CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Book Series

FORMAT: Paperback         PAGES: 407          LANGUAGE: English

ISBN: 978-973-166-558-0

 

 

 

 

 


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Why   a   ‘spectacle’   of   the   body?   Why   not   an ‘imaginary’ of the body or ‘images’ or perhaps ‘concepts’? Even to the lay reader, the two sets – ‘spectacle’ as a category unto its own versus the remainder, especially the last two concepts – likely evoke entrenched binaries such as dynamic vs. static views of the body. Yet not even at the most abstract conceptual level can the body be pictured as entirely static: medieval discursive practices testify to this much despite their rejection   of   body   dynamics   and   change,   regarded   as damaging to spirituality. (The author)


Topics of interest:

  • cultural, British, American, Jewish, Islamic studies
  • myths, symbolic rituals and religious studies, philosophy of religion
  • Medieval England

Author: Editura LUMEN