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Bynum, Caroline Walker

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Works: 39 works in 203 publications in 5 languages and 9,673 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Bibliography  Stories, plots, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BR253, 248.46
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Most widely held works about Caroline Walker Bynum
  • [Open hearings] by Committee on the Status of Women at Harvard ( Recording )
  • by Alice Blackmer Skinner ( )
  • by Committee on the Status of Women at Harvard ( )
 
Most widely held works by Caroline Walker Bynum
Holy feast and holy fast the religious significance of food to medieval women by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
31 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 2,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the period between 1200 and 1500 in western Europe, a number of religious women gained widespread veneration and even canonization as saints for their extraordinary devotion to the Christian eucharist, supernatural multiplications of food and drink, and miracles of bodily manipulation, including stigmata and inedia (living without eating). The occurrence of such phenomena sheds much light on the nature of medieval society and medieval religion. It also forms a chapter in the history of women. Previous scholars have occasionally noted the various phenomena in isolation from each other and ha
The Resurrection of the body in Western Christianity, 200-1336 by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of particular interest is the imaginative religious imagery, often bizarre to modern eyes, which emerged during medieval times. Bynum has collected here thirty-five examples of such imagery, which illuminate her discussion of bodily resurrection. With this detailed study of theology, piety, and social history, Bynum writes a new chapter in the history of the body and challenges our views on gender, social hierarchy, and difference
Jesus as mother : studies in the spirituality of the High Middle Ages by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
25 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fragmentation and redemption : essays on gender and the human body in Medieval religion by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gender and religion : on the complexity of symbols ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last things : death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metamorphosis and identity by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wonderful blood : theology and practice in late medieval northern Germany and beyond by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Wonderful Blood, Caroline Walker Bynum studies the saving power attributed to Christ's blood at north German cult sites such as Wilsnack, the theological controversy such sites generated, and the hundreds of devotional paintings, poems, and prayers dedicated to Christ's wounds, scourging, and bloody crucifixion. She argues that Christ's blood as both object and symbol was central to late medieval art, literature, pious practice, and theology. As object of veneration, blood provided a focus of intense debate about the nature of matter, body, and God and an occasion for Jewish persecution; as motif, blood became a prominent subject of northern art and a central symbol in the visions of mystics and the prayers of ordinary people."--BOOK JACKET
Christian materiality : an essay on religion in late medieval Europe by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the period between 1150 and 1550, an increasing number of Christians in western Europe made pilgrimage to places where material objects -- among them paintings, statues, relics, pieces of wood, earth, stones, and Eucharistic wafers -- allegedly erupted into life by such activities as bleeding, weeping, and walking about. Challenging Christians both to seek ever more frequent encounter with miraculous matter and to turn to an inward piety that rejected material objects of devotion, such phenomena were by the fifteenth century at the heart of religious practice and polemic. In Christian Materiality, Caroline Walker Bynum describes the miracles themselves, discusses the problems they presented for both church authorities and the ordinary faithful, and probes the basic scientific and religious assumptions about matter that lay behind them. She also analyzes the proliferation of religious art in the later Middle Ages and argues that it called attention to its materiality in sophisticated ways that explain both the animation of images and the hostility to them on the part of iconoclasts. Seeing the Christian culture of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries as a paradoxical affirmation of the glory and the threat of the natural world, Bynum's study suggests a new understanding of the background to the sixteenth-century reformations, both Protestant and Catholic. Moving beyond cultural study of "the body" -- a field she helped to establish. Bynum argues that Western attitudes toward body and person must be placed in the context of changing conceptions of matter itself. Her study has broad theoretical implications, suggesting a new approach to the study of material culture and religious practice
Docere verbo et exemplo : an aspect of twelfth-century spirituality by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeûnes et festins sacrés : les femmes et la nourriture dans la spiritualité médiévale by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fragmentierung und Erlösung : Geschlecht und Körper im Glauben des Mittelalters by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in German and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gendered voices : medieval saints and their interpreters ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sacro convivio, sacro digiuno : il significato religioso del cibo per le donne del Medioevo by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La spiritualità medievale, in particolare quella femminile, più che nelle classiche categorie della castità e della povertà, si esprime attraverso il cibo e la sua simbologia. E' sul cibo che si concentrano le preoccupazioni di quell'età affamata: nei peccati di gola si ravvisa la peggior forma di lussuria, nel digiuno la più dolorosa delle rinunce e l'atto del mangiare è la via più diretta per incontrare Dio. L'autrice ricostruisce le espressioni simboliche e artistiche di una religiosità complessa. Ne emerge un uso del cibo e della corporeità variegato che quasi nulla ha in comune con le moderne patologie alimentari
Krščanska snovnost : esej o religiji v poznosrednjeveški Evropi by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Slovenian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bodies of knowledge by Caroline Walker Bynum ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Program 703 (ca. 29 min.) : Caroline Walker Bynum's "Fragmentation and redemption" is a book of essays about gender and the human body in medieval religion. Patricia Ebrey discusses "The inner quartets," a study of marriage and social mores in medieval China. Program 704 (ca. 29 min.) : Teresa Godwin Phelps' "The coach's wife" deals with education and college basketball. Alice Kaplan is the author of "French lessons," a memoir of her love affair with France
Holy Feast and Holy Fast the Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women by Caroline Walker Bynum ( )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crown and veil : female monasticism from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A select bibliography of history by Henry Adams History Club ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schlaflos in Rom : Versuch über den Satiredichter Juvenal. Die italienische Eroberung Roms / Gustav Seibt [u.a.] by Durs Grünbein ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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Bynum, Caroline W. 1941-
Walker-Bynum, Caroline 1941-
Languages
English (176)
French (4)
German (3)
Italian (2)
Slovenian (1)
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