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The Resource Middle English mouths : late medieval medical, religious, and literary traditions, Katie L. Walter, University of Sussex

Middle English mouths : late medieval medical, religious, and literary traditions, Katie L. Walter, University of Sussex

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Middle English mouths : late medieval medical, religious, and literary traditions
Title
Middle English mouths
Title remainder
late medieval medical, religious, and literary traditions
Statement of responsibility
Katie L. Walter, University of Sussex
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The mouth, responsible for both physical and spiritual functions - eating, drinking, breathing, praying and confessing - was of immediate importance to medieval thinking about the nature of the human being. Where scholars have traditionally focused on the mouth's grotesque excesses, Katie L. Walter argues for the recuperation of its material 'everyday' aspect. Walter's original study draws on two rich archives: one comprising Middle English theology (Langland, Julian of Norwich, Lydgate, Chaucer) and pastoral writings; the other broadly medical and surgical, including learned encyclopaedias and vernacular translations and treatises. Challenging several critical orthodoxies about the centrality of sight, the hierarchy of the senses and the separation of religious from medical discourses, the book reveals the centrality of the mouth, taste and touch to human modes of knowing and to Christian identity
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walter, Katie L.
Dewey number
820.9/3561
Index
index present
LC call number
PR275.M68
LC item number
W35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval literature
Series volume
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mouth in literature
  • English literature
  • Medical literature
  • Religious literature
  • Religious literature
  • Mouth in literature
  • Medical literature
  • English literature
  • England
  • Literatur
  • Mittelenglisch
  • Mund
  • 18.05 English literature
Label
Middle English mouths : late medieval medical, religious, and literary traditions, Katie L. Walter, University of Sussex
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Everyday mouths -- Natural knowledge -- The reading lesson -- Tasting, eating, and knowing -- The epistemology of kissing -- Surgical habits
Control code
1035750114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9781108426619
Lccn
2017057305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035750114
Label
Middle English mouths : late medieval medical, religious, and literary traditions, Katie L. Walter, University of Sussex
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Everyday mouths -- Natural knowledge -- The reading lesson -- Tasting, eating, and knowing -- The epistemology of kissing -- Surgical habits
Control code
1035750114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9781108426619
Lccn
2017057305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035750114

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