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The body and the soul in medieval literature : the J.A.W. Bennett memorial lectures, tenth series, Perugia, 1998 / Piero Boitani, Anna Torti, eds.

  • Boitani, Piero.
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Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 1999.

Physical description

xi, 209 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographic footnotes and index.


Gualdrada's two bodies: female and civic virtue in medieval Florence / Pamela Joseph Benson -- Man's flesh and woman's spirit in the Decameron and the Canterbury tales / N.S. Thompson -- The body and the struggle for the soul of romance: La queste del saint graal / Jon Whitman -- "Polymorphous sexualities" in Chrétien de Troyes and Sir Thomas Malory / Jerome Mandel -- Promiscuous fictions: medieval bawdy tales and their textual liaisons / Barbara Nolan -- "Commune profit" and libidinal dissemination in Chaucer / Yasunari Takada -- Towards a psychosomatic view of human nature: Chaucer, Spenser, Burton / Yvette Marie Marchand -- The body politic and the politics of bodies in the poetry of John Gower / Robert F. Yeager -- Foxe's Acts and monuments: the spirit's triumph over the flesh / Joerg O. Fichte -- Mrs. Thatcher's Pearl / John Kerrigan.



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