Fluid Bodies and Bodily Fluids in Premodern Europe
Title
Fluid Bodies and Bodily Fluids in Premodern Europe
Subtitle
Bodies, Blood, and Tears in Literature, Theology and Art
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€ 95,00
ISBN
9781641892384
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Hardback
Number of pages
216
Language
English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Chapter 1: Introduction: Bodies, Fluidity, and Change, Michael D. Barbezat and Anne M. Scott PART 1: Transformative and Manipulative Tears Chapter 2: Where Did Marjorie Kempe Cry?, Anthony Bale Chapter 3: Elusive Tears: Lamentation and Impassivity in fifteenth-Century Passion Iconography, Hugh Hudson Chapter 4: Catherine’s Tears: Diplomatic Corporeality, Affective Performance and Gender at the Sixteenth-Century French Court, Susan Broomhall PART 2: Identities in Blood Chapter 5: Piers Plowman and the Blood of Brotherhood, Anne M. Scott Chapter 6: Performative Asceticism and Exemplary Effluvia: Blood, Tears and Rapture in Fourteenth-Century German Dominican Literature, Samuel Baudinette Chapter 7: ŸBloody Business:Œ Passions and Regulation of Sanguinity in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and King Lear, Karin Sellberg PART 3: Bodies and blood in life death and resurrection Chapter 8: Saintly Blood: Absence, Presence and the alter Christus, Diana Hiller Chapter 9: The treatment of the body in Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, Helen Gramotnev Chapter 10: Augustine on the Flesh of the Resurrection Body in the De fide et symbolo: Origen, Manicheanism, and Augustine’s Developing Thought Regarding Human Physical Perfection, Michael D. Barbezat Select bibliography
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"The new research presented in this thoughtful collection of essays significantly furthers our understanding of bodily fluids and corporeality in the premodern world." “Katie Barclay, Senior Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide

Anne Scott, Michael Barbezat (eds)

Fluid Bodies and Bodily Fluids in Premodern Europe

Bodies, Blood, and Tears in Literature, Theology and Art

For medieval and early modern thinkers, the apparent solidity of the body only came about through the dynamic interplay of a host of fluidities in constant flux. This interdisciplinary collection of essays, containing chapters from specialists in history, art history, medical history, and literature, examines how the intimately familiar language of the body served as a convenient medium through which to imagine and describe transformations of the larger world, both for the better and also for the worse. Its individual contributors demonstrate the myriad ways in which rethinking the human body was one way to approach rethinking the social, political, and religious realities of the world from the Middle Ages until the early modern period.
Editors

Anne Scott

Anne M. Scott is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia, and has published widely on Middle English literature.

Michael Barbezat

[Michael D. Barbezat](http://michaelbarbezat.com/) is an historian of religious and intellectual history. He is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the History of Emotions at the University of Western Australia.