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Introduction

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...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

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...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

Donna Trembinski

Donna Trembinski is Associate Professor at St. Francis Xavier University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy J. Turner

Wendy J. Turner is Professor at Augusta University, GA, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...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...

Body and Soul

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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...

Self and Society

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...In a sermon for Ash Wednesday, the twelfth-century theologian and poet Alan of Lille explicates the three “books” in which human nature can be read. These are, he states, the book of knowledge, the book of experience, and the book...

Self and Society

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The language of the self would be stripped of one of its richest resources without hair: and like language, or the faculty of laughter, or the use of tools, the dressing of hair in itself constitutes a mark of the human...

Disabilities in the Middle Ages

Wendy J. Turner

Wendy J. Turner is Professor at Augusta University, GA, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...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

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...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

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...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

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 Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...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...