Janes, Dominic (2011) Sex and text: the afterlife of medieval penance in Britain and Ireland. In: Harper, A. and Proctor, C. (eds.) Medieval Sexuality: A Casebook. Routledge Medieval Casebooks. Oxford, UK: Routledge, pp. 32-46. ISBN 9780415978316.
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Book synopsis: Medieval Sexuality: A Casebook is a fascinating collection featuring both new and established experts in the field. The volume includes 11 original essays by Ross Balzaretti, Philip Crispin, Dominic Janes, Hugh Kennedy, A. Lynn Martin, Kim M. Phillips, Samantha J. E. Riches, Joyce E. Salisbury, David Santiuste, and the volume editors, April Harper and Caroline Proctor. The authors explore a variety of sources, contributing work on a diverse range of topics including: sources for sexuality in Late Lombard Italy; the problematic reception of early medieval penitentials by modern readers; sexuality as experienced by the desert fathers and mothers; connections between saints, monsters, and sexuality in medieval art and hagiography; the relationship between food, seduction, and adultery in the fabliaux; sex, alcohol, and the late medieval stereotype of the unruly woman; sex as a medical and moral concern in medieval regimens of health; ideas of sexuality in political discourse; sex and scandal in festive drama; debates on sexual orientation in Arabic court literature; and pre-colonial descriptions of sexuality in the Far East. The volume concludes with a useful selection of further reading.
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|School or Research Centre:||Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > History of Art|
|Depositing User:||Dr Dominic Janes|
|Date Deposited:||26 Oct 2011 11:00|
|Last Modified:||08 Apr 2014 12:05|
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