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The Resource Castration and culture in the Middle Ages, edited by Larissa Tracy, (electronic resource)

Castration and culture in the Middle Ages, edited by Larissa Tracy, (electronic resource)

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Castration and culture in the Middle Ages
Title
Castration and culture in the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
edited by Larissa Tracy
Title variation
Castration & Culture in the Middle Ages
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Castration and castrati have always been facets of western culture, from myth and legend to law and theology, from eunuchs guarding harems to the seventeenth and eighteenth-century castrati singers. Metaphoric castration pervades a number of medieval literary genres, particularly the Old French fabliaux - exchanges of power predicated upon the exchange or absence of sexual desire signified by genitalia - but the plain, literal act of castration and its implications are often overlooked. This collection explores this often taboo subject and its implications for cultural mores and custom in Western Europe, seeking to demystify and demythologize castration. Its subjects include archaeological studies of eunuchs; historical accounts of castration in trials of combat; the mutilation of political rivals in medieval Wales; Anglo-Saxon and Frisian legal and literary examples of castration as punishment; castration as comedy in the Old French fabliaux; the prohibition against genital mutilation in hagiography; and early-modern anxieties about punitive castration enacted on the Elizabethan stage. The introduction reflects on these topics in the context of arguably the most well-known victim of castration in the middle ages, Abelard. Larissa Tracy is Associate Professor of Medieval Literature at Longwood University. Contributors: Larissa Tracy, Kathryn Reusch, Shaun Tougher, Jack Collins, Rolf H. Bremmer Jr, Jay Paul Gates, Charlene M. Eska, Mary A. Valante, Anthony Adams, Mary E. Leech, Jed Chandler, Ellen Lorraine Friedrich, Robert L.A. Clark, Karin Sellberg, Lena Wånggren--
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Provided by publisher
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UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tracy, Larissa
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castration in literature
  • Castration
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Civilization, Medieval
Label
Castration and culture in the Middle Ages, edited by Larissa Tracy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782041108/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A history of calamities : the culture of castration / Larissa Tracy -- Raised voices : the archaeology of castration / Kathryn Reusch -- The aesthetics of castration : the beauty of Roman eunuchs / Shaun Tougher -- Appropriation and development of castration as symbol and practice in early Christianity / Jack Collins -- 'Al defouled is holie bodi': castration, the sexualization of torture, and anxieties of identity in the South English legendary / Larissa Tracy -- The children he never had; the husband she never served : castration and genital mutilation in Medieval Frisian law / Rolf H. Bremmer Jr. -- The Fulmannod Society : social valuing of the (male) legal subject / Jay Paul Gates -- 'Imbrued in their owne bloud': castration in early Welsh and Irish sources / Charlene M. Eska -- Castrating monks : Vikings, the slave trade, and the value of eunuchs / Mary A. Valante -- 'He took a stone away': castration and cruelty in the Old Norse Sturlunga saga / Anthony Adams -- The castrating of the shrew : the performance of masculinity and masculine identity in La dame escollie / Mary E. Leech -- Eunuchs of the Grail / Jed Chandler -- Insinuating indeterminate gender : a castration motif in Guillaume de Lorris's Romans de la rose / Ellen Lorraine Friedrich -- Culture leaves a void : eunuchry in De vetula and Jean Le Fèvre's La vieille / Robert L.A. Clark -- The dismemberment of will : early modern fear of castration / Karin Sellberg and Lena Wånggren
Control code
CR9781782041108
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781782041108
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1076638213
Label
Castration and culture in the Middle Ages, edited by Larissa Tracy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782041108/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A history of calamities : the culture of castration / Larissa Tracy -- Raised voices : the archaeology of castration / Kathryn Reusch -- The aesthetics of castration : the beauty of Roman eunuchs / Shaun Tougher -- Appropriation and development of castration as symbol and practice in early Christianity / Jack Collins -- 'Al defouled is holie bodi': castration, the sexualization of torture, and anxieties of identity in the South English legendary / Larissa Tracy -- The children he never had; the husband she never served : castration and genital mutilation in Medieval Frisian law / Rolf H. Bremmer Jr. -- The Fulmannod Society : social valuing of the (male) legal subject / Jay Paul Gates -- 'Imbrued in their owne bloud': castration in early Welsh and Irish sources / Charlene M. Eska -- Castrating monks : Vikings, the slave trade, and the value of eunuchs / Mary A. Valante -- 'He took a stone away': castration and cruelty in the Old Norse Sturlunga saga / Anthony Adams -- The castrating of the shrew : the performance of masculinity and masculine identity in La dame escollie / Mary E. Leech -- Eunuchs of the Grail / Jed Chandler -- Insinuating indeterminate gender : a castration motif in Guillaume de Lorris's Romans de la rose / Ellen Lorraine Friedrich -- Culture leaves a void : eunuchry in De vetula and Jean Le Fèvre's La vieille / Robert L.A. Clark -- The dismemberment of will : early modern fear of castration / Karin Sellberg and Lena Wånggren
Control code
CR9781782041108
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781782041108
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1076638213

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