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Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture

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Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture

Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture By Larissa Tracy; Kelly DeVries
2015 | 669 Pages | ISBN: 9004292799 | PDF | 6 MB


The spectacle of the wounded body figured prominently in the Middle Ages, from images of Christ’s wounds on the cross, to the ripped and torn bodies of tortured saints who miraculously heal through divine intervention, to graphic accounts of battlefield and tournament wounds—evidence of which survives in the archaeological record—and literary episodes of fatal (or not so fatal) wounds. This volume offers a comprehensive look at the complexity of wounding and wound repair in medieval literature and culture, bringing together essays from a wide range of sources and disciplines including arms and armaments, military history, medical history, literature, art history, hagiography, and archaeology across medieval and early modern Europe.