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Title Naked before God : uncovering the body in Anglo-Saxon England / edited by Benjamin C. Withers and Jonathan Wilcox
Edition First edition
Published Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 315 pages)
Series Medieval European studies ; 3
Medieval European studies ; 3
Contents Forward: Uncovering the Body in Anglo-Saxon England / Benjamin C. Withers -- Introduction: Medieval Bodies Then and Now: Negotiating Problems of Ambivalence and Paradox / Suzanne Lewis -- 1. The Wanton Hand: Reading and Reaching Into Grammars and Bodies in Old English Riddle 12 / Sarah L. Higley -- 2. The Key to the Body: Unlocking Riddles 42-46 / Mercedes Salvador -- 3. The Body as Text in Early Anglo-Saxon Law / Mary P. Richards -- 4. The Sacrificial Synecdoche of Hands, Heads, and Arms in Anglo-Saxon Heroic Story / John M. Hill -- 5. Nudity on the Margins: The Bayeux Tapestry and Its Relationship to Marginal Architectural Sculpture / Karen Rose Mathews -- 6. The Donestre and the Person of Both Sexes / Susan M. Kim -- 7. Exiles from the Kingdom: The Naked and the Damned in Anglo-Saxon Art / Catherine E. Karkov -- 8. Breasts and Babies: The Maternal Body of Eve in the Junius 11 Genesis / Mary Dockray-Miller -- 9. Penitential Nakedness and the Junius 11 Genesis / Janet S. Ericksen -- 10. Naked in Old English: The Embarrassed and the Shamed / Jonathan Wilcox
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Art, Anglo-Saxon -- Themes, motives.
Art, Medieval -- Great Britain.
Civilization, Anglo-Saxon -- In art.
Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature.
Human beings in art.
Human body in literature.
Nude in art.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Anglo-Saxon.
Nudity -- Religious aspects.
Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Form Electronic book
Author Wilcox, Jonathan, 1960-
Withers, Benjamin C.
ISBN 1935978373 (electronic bk.)
9781935978374 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Uncovering the body in Anglo-Saxon England