Sight and Embodiment in the Middle Ages

  • Authors
  • Suzannah Biernoff

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Suzannah Biernoff
      Pages 1-13
  3. Carnal Vision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Suzannah Biernoff
      Pages 17-39
    3. Suzannah Biernoff
      Pages 41-59
  4. Perspectiva

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Suzannah Biernoff
      Pages 63-84
    3. Suzannah Biernoff
      Pages 85-107
  5. Redemption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Suzannah Biernoff
      Pages 111-132
    3. Suzannah Biernoff
      Pages 133-164
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 165-248

About this book


This book breaks new ground by bringing postmodern writings on vision and embodiment into dialogue with medieval texts and images: an interdisciplinary strategy that illuminates and complicates both cultures. This is an invaluable reference work for anyone interested in the history and theory of visuality, and it is essential reading for scholars of art, science or spirituality in the medieval period.


art corpus culture dialogue history history of literature interdisciplinary knowledge Medieval Literature medieval period medieval texts Middle Ages science spirituality writing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42722-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50835-4
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