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Sin and filth in medieval culture : the devil in the latrine

Author: Martha Bayless
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Routledge studies in medieval literature and culture, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Sin and Filth in Medieval Culture' analyzes the role of sin and its material counterpart, filth, in medieval thought. Taking in a range of theology, historical documents, and literature from Augustine to Chaucer, this study forms a substantial new contribution to the history of the body.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Bayless
ISBN: 9780415897808 0415897807
OCLC Number: 711041470
Description: xxi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The devil in the latrine --
Pollution and filth in the Middle Ages: material realities --
The symbolic order of the body --
The realm of corruption.
Series Title: Routledge studies in medieval literature and culture, 2.
Responsibility: Martha Bayless.

Abstract:

'Sin and Filth in Medieval Culture' analyzes the role of sin and its material counterpart, filth, in medieval thought. Taking in a range of theology, historical documents, and literature from Augustine to Chaucer, this study forms a substantial new contribution to the history of the body.
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