Introduction: Bodies, Fluidity, and Change

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Barbezat, Michael David and Scott, Anne M. 2019. Introduction: Bodies, Fluidity, and Change. in: A. M. Scott and M. D. Barbezat (ed.) Fluid Bodies and Bodily Fluids in Premodern Europe: Bodies, Blood, and Tears in Literature, Theology, and Art Leeds, United Kingdom: Amsterdam University Press. pp. 1 - 12
AuthorsBarbezat, Michael David and Scott, Anne M.
EditorsA. M. Scott and M. D. Barbezat
Abstract

[Extract] FLUID BODIES AND Bodily Fluids in Premodern Europe: Bodies, Blood, and Tears in Literature, Theology, and Art is an interdisciplinary collection, containing chapters from specialists in history, art history, and literature, dealing with material from the early Middle Ages to the early modern period. The essays focus on discussions regarding the body and how its ��luids both signify and explain change. For medieval and early modern thinkers, the apparent solidity of the body only came about through the dynamic interplay of a host of ��luidities in constant ��lux. The intimately familiar language of the body served as a convenient medium through which to imagine and describe transformations of the larger world, both for the better and also for the worse. Rethinking the human body was one way to approach rede��ining the social, political, and religious realities of the world.

Page range1 - 12
Year2019
Book titleFluid Bodies and Bodily Fluids in Premodern Europe: Bodies, Blood, and Tears in Literature, Theology, and Art
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Place of publicationLeeds, United Kingdom
ISBN9781641892384
Web address (URL)https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9781641892384/fluid-bodies-and-bodily-fluids-in-premodern-europe
Research GroupInstitute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
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