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By Suzanne Conklin Akbari,Jill Ross

Drawing on Arabic, English, French, Irish, Latin and Spanish resources, the essays percentage a spotlight at the body’s efficient potential – even if expressed throughout the flesh’s materiality, or via its function in appearing meaning.

The assortment is split into 4 clusters. ‘Foundations’ strains using actual remnants of the physique within the kind of relics or memorial monuments that copy the shape of the physique as foundational in communal constructions; ‘Performing the physique’ makes a speciality of the ways that the person physique capabilities because the medium during which the social physique is maintained; ‘Bodily Rhetoric’ explores the poetic linkage of physique and which means; and ‘Material our bodies’ engages with the tactics of corporeal being, starting from the full of life move of humoural drinks to the decay of the flesh.

Together, the essays offer new views at the centrality of the medieval physique and underscore the energy of this wealthy box of study.

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