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Bynum, Caroline Walker

Overview
Works: 62 works in 247 publications in 6 languages and 10,049 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Stories, plots, etc  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BR253, 248.46
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Most widely held works about Caroline Walker Bynum
  • by Committee on the Status of Women at Harvard( )
  • by Alice Blackmer Skinner( )
  • [Open hearings] by Committee on the Status of Women at Harvard( Recording )
 
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 )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,451 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
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 1,238 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 )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and religion : on the complexity of symbols( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last things : death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the medievals spoke of "last things" they were sometimes referring to events, such as the millennium or the appearance of the Antichrist, that would come to all of humanity or at the end of time. But they also meant the last things that would come to each individual separatelynot just the place, Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory, to which their souls would go but also the accounting, the calling to reckoning, that would come at the end of life. At different periods in the Middle Ages one or the other of these sorts of "last things" tended to be dominant, but both coexisted throughout. InLast Things, Caroline Walker Bynum and Paul Freedman bring together eleven essays that focus on the competing eschatologies of the Middle Ages and on the ways in which they expose different sensibilities, different theories of the human person, and very different understandings of the body, of time, of the end. Exploring such themes as the significance of dying and the afterlife, apocalyptic time, and the eschatological imagination, each essay in the volume enriches our understanding of the eschatological awarenesses of the European Middle Ages
Metamorphosis and identity by Caroline Walker Bynum( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Med hovedvægt på middelalderen undersøger forfatteren forsøget gennem tiderne på at forstå hvordan individet forandrer sig og alligevel forbliver den samme
Wonderful blood : theology and practice in late medieval northern Germany and beyond by Caroline Walker Bynum( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 533 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."--Jacket
Christian materiality : an essay on religion in late medieval Europe by Caroline Walker Bynum( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 532 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 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragmentierung und Erlösung : Geschlecht und Körper im Glauben des Mittelalters by Caroline Walker Bynum( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in German and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragmentation and redemption : essays on gender and the human body in Medieval religion by Caroline Walker Bynum( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gendered voices : medieval saints and their interpreters( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female saints, mystics, and visionaries have been much studied in recent years. Relatively little attention has been paid, however, to the ways in which their experiences and voices were mediated by the men who often composed their vitae, served as their editors and scribes, or otherwise encouraged, protected, and collaborated with the women in their writing projects. What strategies can be employed to discern and distinguish the voices of these high and late medieval women from those of their scribes and confessors? In those rare cases where we have both the women's own writings and writings about them by their male contemporaries, how do the women's self-portrayals diverge from the male portrayals of them? Finally, to what extent are these portrayals of sanctity by the saints and their contemporaries influenced not so much by gender as by genre? Catherine Mooney brings together a distinguished group of contributors who explore these and other issues as they relate to seven holy women and their male interpreters and one male saint who claims to incorporate the words of a female follower in an account of his own life
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
Jean Lecleroq( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Blut und die Körper Christi im späten Mittelalter : eine Asymmetrie by Caroline Walker Bynum( )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Camille, Michael: The Gothic idol : ideology and imagemaking in medieval art. - Cambridge, 1989 by Caroline Walker Bynum( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Weinstein, Donald; Bell, Rudolph M.: Saints and society : the two worlds of Western Christendom, 1000 - 1700. - Chicago , 1982 by Caroline Walker Bynum( )

1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formen weiblicher Frömmigkeit im späteren Mittelalter by Caroline Walker Bynum( )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the cultural turn : new directions in the study of society and culture( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Holy feast and holy fast : the religious significance of food to medieval women
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Bynum, Caroline.

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Bynum, Caroline W.

Bynum, Caroline W. 1941-

Caroline Bynum Amerikaans mediëviste

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The Resurrection of the body in Western Christianity, 200-1336Jesus as mother : studies in the spirituality of the High Middle AgesLast things : death and the Apocalypse in the Middle AgesMetamorphosis and identityWonderful blood : theology and practice in late medieval northern Germany and beyondChristian materiality : an essay on religion in late medieval EuropeFragmentierung und Erlösung : Geschlecht und Körper im Glauben des MittelaltersFragmentation and redemption : essays on gender and the human body in Medieval religion