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Author Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome

Title Medieval identity machines / Jeffrey J. Cohen
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (xxix, 336 pages) : illustrations
Series Medieval cultures ; v. 35
Medieval cultures ; v. 35.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Possible Bodies; 1. Time's Machines; 2. Chevalerie; 3. Masoch/Lancelotism; 4. The Solitude of Guthlac; 5. The Becoming-Liquid of Margery Kempe; 6. On Saracen Enjoyment; Postscript: Possible Futures; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary In Medieval Identity Machines, Jeffrey J. Cohen examines the messiness, permeability, and perversity of medieval bodies, arguing that human identity always exceeds the limits of the flesh. Combining critical theory with a rigorous reading of medieval texts, Cohen asks if the category "human" isn't too small to contain the multiplicity of identities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-322) and index
Notes English
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Subject Civilization, Medieval.
Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Civilization, Medieval -- Study and teaching
Middle Ages -- Study and teaching
Human body -- Social aspects -- History
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Human body -- Symbolic aspects -- History
Identity (Psychology)
Medieval Revival.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Civilization, Medieval.
Civilization, Medieval -- Study and teaching.
Human body -- Social aspects.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects.
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Identity (Psychology)
Middle Ages -- Study and teaching.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Social history -- Medieval.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002154611
ISBN 9780816693986