Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England:The Work of Osbern Bokenham [NOOK Book]

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In a pathbreaking new inquiry into 15th-century cultural studies, leading medievalist Sheila Delany examines the work of English Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham to fully explore the relationship between history and literature in a particularly turbulent period in English history. Illustrated. 272 pp.
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Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England:The Work of Osbern Bokenham

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Overview

In a pathbreaking new inquiry into 15th-century cultural studies, leading medievalist Sheila Delany examines the work of English Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham to fully explore the relationship between history and literature in a particularly turbulent period in English history. Illustrated. 272 pp.
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John M. Ganim
"Impolitic Bodies," with its exquisite literary and historical contextualization, powerful analysis, and magisterial scope, ranks as one of the best books ever published on a fifteenth-century author. -- John M. Ganim
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195355086
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/5/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
1 Introductions 3
2 The Literary Corpus 29
3 The Friar as Critic 44
4 Impolitic Bodies I: Head, Feet, Face, Womb 70
5 Impolitic Bodies II: Tongue, Mouth, Language 89
6 Impolitic Bodies III: Breast, Genital, Gut, and All 106
7 The Body Politic 127
8 Sexual-Textual Politics 160
8 Last Things and Afterlives 185
Notes 205
Bibliography 215
Index 233
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