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)

Label
Castration and culture in the Middle Ages
Title
Castration and culture in the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
edited by Larissa Tracy
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
MHW
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN671 .T384 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • ebrary
  • Tracy, Larissa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Castration in literature
  • Castration
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Art, Medieval
  • Middle ages
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Castration
  • Castration in literature
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Literature, Medieval
Label
Castration and culture in the Middle Ages, edited by Larissa Tracy, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-343) and index
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
Machine generated contents note: 1.Raised Voices: The Archaeology of Castration / Kathryn Reusch -- 2.The Aesthetics of Castration: The Beauty of Roman Eunuchs / Shaun Tougher -- 3.Appropriation and Development of Castration as Symbol and Practice in Early Christianity / Jack Collins -- 4.`Al defouleden is holie bodi': Castration, the Sexualization of Torture, and Anxieties of Identity in the South English Legendary / Larissa Tracy -- 5.The Children He Never Had; The Husband She Never Served: Castration and Genital Mutilation in Medieval Frisian Law / Rolf H. Bremmer Jr -- 6.The Fulmannod Society: Social Valuing of the (Male) Legal Subject / Jay Paul Gates -- 7.`Imbrued in their owne bloud': Castration in Early Welsh and Irish Sources / Charlene M. Eska -- 8.Castrating Monks: Vikings, the Slave Trade, and the Value of Eunuchs / Mary A. Valante -- 9.`He took a stone away': Castration and Cruelty in the Old Norse Sturlunga saga / Anthony Adams -- 10.The Castrating of the Shrew: The Performance of Masculinity and Masculine Identity in La dame escolliee / Mary E. Leech -- 11.Eunuchs of the Grail / Jed Chandler -- 12.Insinuating Indeterminate Gender: A Castration Motif in Guillaume de Lorris's Romans de la rose / Ellen Lorraine Friedrich -- 13.Culture Loves a Void: Eunuchry in De Vetula and Jean Le Fevre's La Vieille / Robert L.A. Clark -- 14.The Dismemberment of Will: Early Modern Fear of Castration / Lena Wanggren
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299585287
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 489778
  • 22573/ctt2n921x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843642457
  • (OCoLC)ocn843642457
Label
Castration and culture in the Middle Ages, edited by Larissa Tracy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-343) and index
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
Machine generated contents note: 1.Raised Voices: The Archaeology of Castration / Kathryn Reusch -- 2.The Aesthetics of Castration: The Beauty of Roman Eunuchs / Shaun Tougher -- 3.Appropriation and Development of Castration as Symbol and Practice in Early Christianity / Jack Collins -- 4.`Al defouleden is holie bodi': Castration, the Sexualization of Torture, and Anxieties of Identity in the South English Legendary / Larissa Tracy -- 5.The Children He Never Had; The Husband She Never Served: Castration and Genital Mutilation in Medieval Frisian Law / Rolf H. Bremmer Jr -- 6.The Fulmannod Society: Social Valuing of the (Male) Legal Subject / Jay Paul Gates -- 7.`Imbrued in their owne bloud': Castration in Early Welsh and Irish Sources / Charlene M. Eska -- 8.Castrating Monks: Vikings, the Slave Trade, and the Value of Eunuchs / Mary A. Valante -- 9.`He took a stone away': Castration and Cruelty in the Old Norse Sturlunga saga / Anthony Adams -- 10.The Castrating of the Shrew: The Performance of Masculinity and Masculine Identity in La dame escolliee / Mary E. Leech -- 11.Eunuchs of the Grail / Jed Chandler -- 12.Insinuating Indeterminate Gender: A Castration Motif in Guillaume de Lorris's Romans de la rose / Ellen Lorraine Friedrich -- 13.Culture Loves a Void: Eunuchry in De Vetula and Jean Le Fevre's La Vieille / Robert L.A. Clark -- 14.The Dismemberment of Will: Early Modern Fear of Castration / Lena Wanggren
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299585287
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 489778
  • 22573/ctt2n921x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843642457
  • (OCoLC)ocn843642457

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