Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9780708319406 Published February 2006 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780708321973 Published May 2010 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Medieval Blood

Bettina Bildhauer

Bettina Bildhauer

Distributed for University of Wales Press

245 pages | © 2006
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9780708319406 Published February 2006 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780708321973 Published May 2010 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Medieval Blood is the first interdisciplinary account of one of the most crucial elements of the medieval imagination: blood. Taking blood and bodies seriously, this volume uses cutting-edge theory to propose that blood possesses the ability to shape the body as a distinct identity, transforming it from an unenclosed, diverse, and not unified vessel into a whole distinct from its surroundings—all through various strategies of discourse and investigation, each of which rely “wholeheartedly” on blood.

Contents
List of Figures
Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction: Making Bodies through Blood
 
1     The Secret of Blood
 
2     Blood Taboos
 
3     Bodies that Form
 
4     Bloodiness
 
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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