Medieval Blood

Medieval Blood

by Bettina Bildhauer
     
 

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Medieval Blood is the first interdisciplinary account of one of the most crucial elements of the medieval imagination: blood. Taking blood and bodies seriously, this volume uses cutting-edge theory to propose that blood possesses the ability to shape the body as a distinct identity, transforming it from an unenclosed, diverse, and not unified vessel into

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Medieval Blood is the first interdisciplinary account of one of the most crucial elements of the medieval imagination: blood. Taking blood and bodies seriously, this volume uses cutting-edge theory to propose that blood possesses the ability to shape the body as a distinct identity, transforming it from an unenclosed, diverse, and not unified vessel into a whole distinct from its surroundings—all through various strategies of discourse and investigation, each of which rely “wholeheartedly” on blood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708321973
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
University of Wales Press - Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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