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Death and the noble body in medieval England

Author: Danielle Westerhof
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2008.
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"We all die, but how we perceive death as an event, process or state is inextricably connected to our experiences and the social and environmental culture in which we live. During the early middle ages, the body was used to demonstrate a whole range of concepts and assumptions: the ideal aristocrat possessed a strong, whole and virile body which reflected his inner virtues, and nobility of birth was understood to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Westerhof, Danielle.
Death and the noble body in medieval England.
Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2008
(OCoLC)891484297
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle Westerhof
ISBN: 9781843834168 1843834162
OCLC Number: 213307971
Description: xii, 190 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: Death and the cadaver : visions of corruption --
Embodying nobility : aristocratic men and the ideal body --
Here lies nobility : aristocratic bodies in death --
Shrouded in ambiguity : decay and the incorruptibility of the body --
Corruption of nobility : treason and the aristocratic traitor --
Dying in shame : destroying aristocratic identities.
Responsibility: Danielle Westerhof.
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