By David Wallace, Barbara A. Hanawalt
Headquartered on practices of the body-human our bodies, the “body politic”-Bodies and Disciplines considers a desirable and principally uncanonical team of texts, in addition to public dramas, rituals, and spectacles, from multidisciplinary views. the result's a quantity that comes with insights from heritage, literature, medieval stories, and demanding conception, drawing from the strengths of every self-discipline to light up a comparatively little-studied period.
Contributors: Sarah Beckwith, Rita Copeland, Gail McMurray Gibson, Ralph Hanna III, Felicity Heal, Ruth Mazo Karras, Seth Lerer, Marjorie ok. McIntosh, Miri Rubin, Paul Strohm.
Excellent. . . this quantity will come to have a landmark value in marking a tremendous section within the improvement of cultural reports when it comes to overdue medieval England. . . . A needs to for a wide variety of readers.
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124-39, 140-55. 33. The South English Ministry and Passion, ed. O. S. Pickering (Heidelberg: Winter, 1984), p. 181, lines 2580-81. 34. , lines 2587-93. 35. , lines 2603-4. 36. A Book of Showings to the Anchoress Julian of Norwich, ed. Edmund Colledge and James Walsh, Studies and Texts 35 (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1978), p. 227. 28 CHAPTER 3 "Representyd now in yower syght" The Culture of Spectatorship in LateFifteenth-Century England Seth Lerer S ometime during the mid-1470s, the corporation of the town of Lydd, in Kent, commissioned the transcription of their Customall, or custom book, the codified account of legal and community practices drawn from the inheritance of English customary law.
26-37. Lydgate overtly genders the same topic. His poem to the Canterbury alewives parodies courtly complaints against the donna's "doubleness": he charges that tapsters encourage male "affiaunce"—but not out of genuine passion, only to get patrons to spend their money. 1 We can no longer pretend that the world is anything but "messy,"2 that motivation, self-understanding, aspirations, and desires are constructed in persons, whose consciousness is made of clusters of identifications, acting within and reacting to the salient narratives of their times.
The document/ 22 The Body, Whole and Vulnerable body relives its past sufferings as it retells them, feeling pain, thirst, and the burning of wounds. The image of writing and making the body is also used by Richard Rolle (circa 1290-1349) in his meditations on the Passion: More yit, swete Jhesu, py body is like a boke written al with rede ynke; so is py body al written with rede woundes. 17 The writing/making of Christ's charter is also the making of a female body, because of the deep correlation between the sense of Christ's vulnerability and submission in his Passion.
Bodies and Disciplines: Intersections of Literature and History in Fifteenth-Century England (Medieval Cultures) by David Wallace, Barbara A. Hanawalt