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Author Miller, Sarah Alison

Title Medieval monstrosity and the female body / Sarah Alison Miller
Published New York : Routledge, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (213 pages)
Series Routledge studies in medieval religion and culture ; 8
Routledge studies in medieval religion and culture ; 8
Contents Introduction: the monstrous borders of the female body -- Ovidian poetry -- Virgins, mothers, and monsters: Ovidian and pseudo-Ovidian bodies -- Gynecology -- Gynecological secrets: blood, seed, and monstrous births in De secretis mulierum -- Mystical theology -- Monstrous love: the permeable body of Christ in Julian of Norwich's showings -- Conclusion: the monstrous borders of the self
Summary Argues that one incarnation of monstrosity in the Middle Ages - the female body - exists in special relation to medieval conceptualizations of the monstrous
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Julian, of Norwich, 1343- Revelations of divine love
De secretis mulierum
De vetula
De secretis mulierum.
De vetula.
Revelations of divine love (Julian, of Norwich)
Human body in literature
Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism
Monsters in literature
Women in literature
Human body in literature.
Literature, Medieval.
Monsters in literature.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary.
Women in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203844912