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Introduction

Kim M. Phillips

Kim M. Phillips is Senior Lecturer in History, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and author of Medieval Maidens: Young Women and Gender in England, 1275-1540 and co-author of Sex Before Sexuality: A Premodern History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Who are women? Who are they? Are they serpents, wolves, lions, dragons, vipers, or rapacious, devouring beasts and enemies of humanity? Then read this Art [of Love]: learn how to invent ruses! Take them forcefully! Deceive them! Insult...

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A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1995, a leading medieval historian published an essay entitled “Why All the Fuss about the Medieval Body?”Caroline Walker Bynum, “Why All the Fuss about the Body? A Medievalist’s Perspective,” Critical Inquiry 22 (Autumn 1995): 1–33...

Introduction: The Sensual Middle Ages

Richard G. Newhauser

Richard G. Newhauser is Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA. He is the author of, among other works, The Early History of Greed (2000); Sin: Essays on the Moral Tradition in the Western Middle Ages (2007); and co-editor of Sin in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (2012). He recently co-edited “Pleasure and Danger in Perception: The Five Senses in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a special issue of The Senses & Society (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Recent scholarship on the senses has demonstrated that an essential step in writing a comprehensive cultural history involves the reconstruction of a period’s sensorium, or the “sensory model” of conscious and unconscious associations...

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Roberta Milliken

Roberta Milliken is Professor of English at Shawnee State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...This is a book about hair—which means that it is also a book about history, about culture, and about language as well as symbolism. At first glance, thinking so specifically about hair might give one pause. Is something that is so common...

Family Relationships

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Most children are born and grow up within a familial context, so a broader understanding of family and family relationships is essential to the study of childhood. Although historical scholarship on the family flourishes, this is untrue...

Philosophical Beliefs

A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...Aristotle, Parts of Animals with an English translation by A. L. Peck; Movement of Animals, Progression of Animals with an English translation by E. S. Forster (Loeb Classical Library) (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1945), p...

Sex, Popular Beliefs, and Culture

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...Late Medieval Phallic Cults? The Norman Welsh cleric Gerald of Wales (Giraldus Cambrensis), writing circa 1188, chronicles an apparently bizarre equine sexual rite that purportedly took place in Ireland: There is in the northern...

Chronic Pain and Illness

A Cultural History of Disability in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...The semiosomatics of medieval chronic pain and illness Why do we hurt? What is the sick and pained body trying to articulate? What meaning are we—the afflicted, and those bearing witness to our pain—supposed to derive from the body...

Professional Cooking, Kitchens, and Service Work

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Cooks and Kitchen Staff In the late Middle Ages—the period under investigation here, when sources became more abundant—cooks were organized in guilds...

Definitions of Peace

A Cultural History of Peace in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...In 833 at Soissons, the Frankish king and Roman emperor Louis the Pious performed a public penance at which he decried himself as the reason for the breakdown of all peace in his kingdom (on the penances of Louis, see recently De Jong...