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Introduction

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book 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...

Beautiful Bodies

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Studying the history of human beauty is a difficult endeavor as it was a complex aspect of medieval experience. It is not uncommon to think of beauty as a set of positive, desirable, and historically determined ideal traits forming a canon....

Religion and Disability

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Topic/Event Description Disability scholars commonly distinguish between an infirmity and impairment and how such infirmities or impairments were represented, understood, and responded to in various societies. Modern disability theory...

Disabilities in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The phrase “medieval disabilities” includes all physical, emotional, and mental impairments of people from the Middle Ages, which is approximately 500–1500 CE, but more recently includes a longer view of the term “Middle...

Bodies and Sexuality

A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...In the Old French fabliau Du con qui fu fez a la besche (The Cunt That Was Made with a Shovel), the author ends his description of the devil’s creation of female genitalia with a curiously paradoxical statement. Although woman’s sexuality...

Medicine and the Senses: Feeling the Pulse, Smelling the Plague, and Listening for the Cure

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...A sign of change in the quality of the body happens in four ways: either by sight as in jaundice, morphew, a blackened tongue and the like; or by smell, such as fetid breath or sweat [that smells like] a lobster or a he-goat or the like...

Race and Ethnicity: Hair and Medieval Ethnic Identities

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Hair types, hairstyles, facial hair, and hair coverings all feature among medieval markers of ethnic difference. During the period ca. 800 to ca. 1450, medieval Europeans formulated divisions between peoples that encompassed both cultural...

Health and Hygiene: Hair in the Medical Traditions

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...In medieval Latin Europe, hair was a common object of interest for both health practitioners and the lay public alike. From a theoretical and an empirical point of view, hair was connected to health and disease, and practices involving its...

Introduction

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...In 1995, a leading medieval historian published an essay entitled “Why All the Fuss about the Medieval Body?” Caroline Walker Bynum , “Why...

Body and Soul

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The relationship between body and soul is central to philosophical thought in the Western tradition, even prior to Aristotle’s treatise on the soul. Any attempt to approach this topic in such a way as to communicate the endless diversity...