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The New Middle Ages

Sexuality, Sociality, and Cosmology in Medieval Literary Texts

Editors: Brown, J., Segol, M. (Eds.)

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Exploring the relation between sexuality and cosmology in a variety of literary texts from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries, the essays reveal that medieval authors, whether lay or religious, Christian or Jewish, were grappling with the same sets of questions about sexuality as people are today.

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Jennifer N. Brown Marla Segol Helene Scheck Valerie Allen Nicholas Ealy Ilan Mitchell-Smith Michelle Sauer Holly Crocker

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"In Sexuality, Sociality, and Cosmology in Medieval Literary Texts, Brown and Segol bring together an impressive body of scholarship on Latin, Hebrew, Spanish, and English/Scots materials in which sexuality, both chivalric and mystical, is represented and explored. The volume is impressive both for its range where else will you find the 'Zohar' juxtaposed to Alain de Lille and the Libro de Buen Amor? and for its recognition that sexuality in medieval texts is as likely to resonate with ideas about the structure of the cosmos as it is to elucidate the ways in which medieval social relations are cemented and undermined. Required reading for anyone interested in understanding more about the (in)coherences of medieval notions and representations of sexuality." Steven F. Kruger, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Narrating Sexuality, Sociality, and Cosmology in Medieval Texts

    Brown, Jennifer N. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The Whore as Imago Dei: Being and Abjection in Hrotsvit’s Rewriting of Thais

    Scheck, Helene

    Pages 7-32

  • Alan of Lille on the Little Bits that Make a Difference

    Allen, Valerie

    Pages 33-54

  • Queer Hermeneutics and Redemption in the Cosmology of the Zohar

    Segol, Marla

    Pages 55-78

  • Born Under the Sign of Venus: Phantasmatic Desire and the Woman-Who-Never-Was in the Libro De Buen Amor

    Ealy, Nicholas

    Pages 79-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sexuality, Sociality, and Cosmology in Medieval Literary Texts
Editors
  • J. Brown
  • M. Segol
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03741-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137037411
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10980-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29229-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 194
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