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Excrement in the Late Middle Ages

Sacred Filth and Chaucer’s Fecopoetics

  • Authors
  • Susan Signe Morrison

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Susan Signe Morrison
      Pages 1-12
  3. The Medieval Body: Disciplining Material and Symbolic Excrement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Susan Signe Morrison
      Pages 15-24
    3. Susan Signe Morrison
      Pages 45-54
  4. Chaucerian Fecopoetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Susan Signe Morrison
      Pages 57-72
    3. Susan Signe Morrison
      Pages 103-115
  5. Looking Behind, Looking Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Susan Signe Morrison
      Pages 129-138
    3. Susan Signe Morrison
      Pages 139-151
    4. Susan Signe Morrison
      Pages 153-158
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 159-271

About this book

Introduction

This interdisciplinary book intergrates the historical practices regarding material excrement and its symbolic representation, concluding that excrement is a moral and ethical category deserving scrutiny.

Keywords

Late Middle Ages Middle Ages poetics poetry

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