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    Food, drink and the Bishop in Medieval England, c. 1100-c. 1300

    Harvey, Katherine (2015) Food, drink and the Bishop in Medieval England, c. 1100-c. 1300. Viator 46 , pp. 155-176. ISSN 0083-5897.

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    Food and drink played an important part in medieval piety, but to date most studies of this topic have focused on the food practices of medieval women. This article seeks to redress the balance by considering the significance of food and drink to religious men, through a case study of a culturally significant and well-documented group: the saintly bishops of medieval England. The food practices of these men were shaped by religious thought, but also by contemporary ideas about the body, gender, and social status. Ultimately, a holy man’s relationship with food and drink would influence his chances of canonization.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Katherine Harvey
    Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2016 12:31
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:22


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