The Monstrous Middle Ages / Edition 2

The Monstrous Middle Ages / Edition 2

by Bettina Bildhauer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802086675

ISBN-13: 9780802086679

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Scholars of literature, art history, archaeology, and other fields examine how monstrosity was put in the service of culturally and symbolically useful agendas during the Middle Ages. Among the topics are Jesus as monster, Mandeville's Travels, and animal inspirations for the iconography of Medieval North European devourers. Most of the 10 essays are from…  See more details below

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Scholars of literature, art history, archaeology, and other fields examine how monstrosity was put in the service of culturally and symbolically useful agendas during the Middle Ages. Among the topics are Jesus as monster, Mandeville's Travels, and animal inspirations for the iconography of Medieval North European devourers. Most of the 10 essays are from symposia in Cambridge in July 1999 and Leeds in July 2001. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802086679
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
1,043,994
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Acknowledgementsix
Notes on Contributorsxi
Abbreviationsxiv
1.Introduction: Conceptualizing the Monstrous1
2.Jesus as Monster28
3.Monstrous Masculinities in Julian of Norwich's A Revelation of Love and The Book of Margery Kempe55
4.Blood, Jews and Monsters in Medieval Culture75
5.The Other Close at Hand: Gerald of Wales and the 'Marvels of the West'97
6.Idols and Simulacra: Paganity, Hybridity and Representation in Mandeville's Travels113
7.Demonizing the Night in Medieval Europe: A Temporal Monstrosity?134
8.Apocalyptic Monsters: Animal Inspirations for the Iconography of Medieval North European Devourers155
9.Hell on Earth: Encountering Devils in the Medieval Landscape177
10.Encountering the Monstrous: Saints and Dragons in Medieval Thought196
Further Reading219
Index227

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