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Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • Katie L. Walter

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

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