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

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

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Holy feast and holy fast : the religious significance of food to medieval women
Title
Holy feast and holy fast
Title remainder
the religious significance of food to medieval women
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Caroline Walker Bynum
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eng
Summary
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
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Bynum, Caroline Walker
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The new historicism : studies in cultural poetics
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  • Food
  • Women
  • Social history
  • Food habits
  • Aliments
  • Femmes
  • Habitudes alimentaires
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Food habits
  • Social history
  • Women
  • Christendom
  • Vrouwen
  • Eetcultuur
  • Alimentation
  • Habitudes alimentaires
  • Femmes
  • Christianity
  • Feeding Behavior
  • History, Medieval
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Holy feast and holy fast : the religious significance of food to medieval women, Caroline Walker Bynum
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-419) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Religious women in the later Middle Ages. New opportunities ; Female spirituality : diversities and unity -- Fast and feast : the historical background. Fasting in antiquity and the high Middle Ages ; A medieval change : from bread of heaven to the body broken -- Food as a female concern : the complexity of the evidence. Quantitative and fragmentary evidence for women's concern with food ; Men's lives and writings : a comparison -- Food in the lives of women saints. The low countries ; France and Germany ; Italy -- Food in the writings of women mystics. Hadewijch and Beatrice of Nazareth ; Catherine of Siena and Catherine of Genoa -- Food as control of self. Was women's fasting anorexia nervosa? ; Food as control of body : the ascetic context and the question of dualism -- Food as control of circumstance. Food and family ; Food practices and religious roles ; Food practices as rejection of moderation -- The meaning of food : food as physicality. Food and flesh as pleasure and pain ; The late medieval concern with physicality -- Woman as body and as food. Woman as symbol of humanity ; Woman's body as food -- Women's symbols. The meaning of symbolic reversal ; Men's use of female symbols ; Women's symbols as continuity
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ocm45843145
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 444 pages, 30 pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520908789
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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JSTOR
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illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttt5jq4
  • 67dd57c5-83b2-4047-b788-1c702d28c38d
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remote
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(OCoLC)45843145
Label
Holy feast and holy fast : the religious significance of food to medieval women, Caroline Walker Bynum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-419) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religious women in the later Middle Ages. New opportunities ; Female spirituality : diversities and unity -- Fast and feast : the historical background. Fasting in antiquity and the high Middle Ages ; A medieval change : from bread of heaven to the body broken -- Food as a female concern : the complexity of the evidence. Quantitative and fragmentary evidence for women's concern with food ; Men's lives and writings : a comparison -- Food in the lives of women saints. The low countries ; France and Germany ; Italy -- Food in the writings of women mystics. Hadewijch and Beatrice of Nazareth ; Catherine of Siena and Catherine of Genoa -- Food as control of self. Was women's fasting anorexia nervosa? ; Food as control of body : the ascetic context and the question of dualism -- Food as control of circumstance. Food and family ; Food practices and religious roles ; Food practices as rejection of moderation -- The meaning of food : food as physicality. Food and flesh as pleasure and pain ; The late medieval concern with physicality -- Woman as body and as food. Woman as symbol of humanity ; Woman's body as food -- Women's symbols. The meaning of symbolic reversal ; Men's use of female symbols ; Women's symbols as continuity
Control code
ocm45843145
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 444 pages, 30 pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520908789
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttt5jq4
  • 67dd57c5-83b2-4047-b788-1c702d28c38d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45843145

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