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Holy monsters, sacred grotesques

Author: Michael E Heyes
Publisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Lexington Books, [2018] 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques' examines the intersection of religion and monstrosity in a variety of different time periods in the hopes of addressing two gaps in scholarship within the field of monster studies. The first part of the volume -- running from the medieval to the Early Modern period -- focuses upon the view of the monster through non-majority voices and accounts from those who were themselves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Heyes
ISBN: 1498550762 9781498550765
OCLC Number: 1050331873
Description: xxii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ecce monstra / Michael E. Heyes --
The woman's body, in-between: the holy and monstrous womb in medieval medicine and religion / Minji Lee --
Miracles and monsters: Gog and Magog, Alexander the Great, and Antichrist in the Apocalypse of the Catalan Atlas (1375) / Thomas S. Franke --
Dressing monstrous men: Landsknechte clothing in some early modern Danish church wall paintings / John Block Friedman --
Twelfth night's "poor monster:" Viola/Cesario as holy grotesque / Cathleen McKague --
Grotesques in sacred spaces: the Cappella dei Priori and the Cappella del Quartiere di Leone X in the Palazzo Vecchio / Susanne Margarit McColeman --
Monstrous sovereignty and the corrupt body politic in Richard III and The duchess of Malfi / John W. Ellis-Etchison --
Reform and romance: Catholic monstrosity in antebellum U.S. fiction / AnaMaria Seglie --
Lovecraft's things: sinister souvenirs from other worlds / Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock --
The Big Bad and the big "aha!:" metamodern monsters as transformational figures of instability / Linda C. Ceriello --
From revelation to revolution: explaining the strange success of Fox's Sleepy hollow / Michael E. Heyes.
Other Titles: Monstrosity and religion in Europe and the United States
Responsibility: edited by Michael E. Heyes.

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This book explores the intersection of religion and monstrosity. The first section contains fresh research on the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, and the second explores the topic of religion  Read more...

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