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Odd Bodies and Visible Ends in Medieval Literature

  • Authors
  • Sachi Shimomura

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

About this book

Introduction

This study traces how medieval audiences judge bodies from Doomsday visions to beauty contests. Employing cultural and formalist approaches, this study breaks new ground on the historical obsession about ends and changes, reflected in different genres spanning several hundred years.

Keywords

England English literature Jesus Christ literature medieval literature metaphor Middle Ages time

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