© 2002

Sight and Embodiment in the Middle Ages

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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

About the authors

SUZANNAH BIERNOFF in the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck, University of London

Bibliographic information


'This is a book which should make us rethink our assumptions relating to the medieval body and ways of seeing.' - Megan Cassidy-Welch, H-France