Consuming Passions: The Uses of Cannibalism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Consuming Passions: The Uses of Cannibalism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Consuming Passions: The Uses of Cannibalism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Consuming Passions: The Uses of Cannibalism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Synopsis

Consuming Passions analyzes the most interesting of late medieval and early modern texts in which the trope of cannibalism appears. Examining a variety of texts, this book shows the ways in which the boundaries of the endangered body reflected the rigorously defended borders of the body politic.

Excerpt

Far from providing just a musty whiff of yesteryear, research in Medieval Studies enters the new century as fresh and vigorous as never before. Scholars representing all disciplines and generations are consistently producing works of research of the highest caliber, utilizing new approaches and methodologies. Volumes in the Medieval History and Culture series will include studies on individual works and authors of Latin and vernacular literatures, historical personalities and events, theological and philosophical issues, and new critical approaches to medieval literature and culture.

Momentous changes have occurred in Medieval Studies in the past thirty years in teaching as well as in scholarship. Thus the goal of the Medieval History and Culture series is to enhance research in the field by providing an outlet for monographs by scholars in the early stages of their careers on all topics related to the broad scope of Medieval Studies, while at the same time pointing to and highlighting new directions that will shape and define scholarly discourse in the future.

Francis G. Gentry

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