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|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.|
'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 Taking in a range of theology, historical documents, and literature from Augustine to Chaucer, this study forms a substantial new contribution to the history of the body.
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