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Author Webb, Heather, 1976-

Title The medieval heart / Heather Webb
Published New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (x, 241 pages)
Contents The sovereign heart -- The porous heart -- The engendering heart -- The animate heart
Summary "Heather Webb studies medieval notions of the heart to explore the "lost circulations" of an era when individual lives and bodies were defined by their extensions into the world rather than as self-perpetuating, self-limited entities. Drawing from the works of Dante, Catherine of Siena, Boccaccio, Aquinas, and Cavalcanti and other literary, philosophic, and scientific texts, she reveals medieval answers to such fundamental questions as: Where is life located? What does it consist of? Where does it begin? And how does it end? Against the modern idea of the isolated self, the medieval heart provides a model for rethinking the body's relationship to the world it inhabits."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
In English
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Subject Civilization, Medieval.
Human body (Philosophy) -- History
Heart -- Symbolic aspects -- History
Medical literature -- History -- To 1500
Heart in literature.
Mind and body -- History
Medicine, Medieval.
History, Medieval
Human Body
Literature, Medieval -- history
Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical
HISTORY -- Medieval.
MEDICAL -- History.
Medicine, Medieval
Civilization, Medieval
Heart in literature
Heart -- Symbolic aspects
Human body (Philosophy)
Medical literature
Mind and body
Herz Motiv
Körper Motiv
Kulturhistoria -- medeltiden.
Hjärta i litteraturen -- medeltiden.
Människokroppen -- medeltiden.
Kropp och själ -- historia -- medeltiden.
Hjärta -- idéhistoriska aspekter -- medeltiden.
Herz (Motiv)
Körper (Motiv)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780300153941