Fasting and the female body : from the ascetic to the pathologicalGordon TaitWomen & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, 11(1). pp. 58- 75 (1999)AbstractThis paper will examine the literature on ‘anorexia nervosa’, and argue that it is underpinned by three fundamental assumptions. First, ‘anorexia nervosa’ is a reflection of the mismatch between true ‘inner self’ and the external ‘false self’, the latter self being the distorted product of a male dominated society.
TemplarWritten by Jordan Mechner, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex PuvillandNew York: FirstSecond, 2013ISBN: 978-1-59643-393-9Graphic novels that focus on the medieval period are getting more and more popular – and works like Templar are a good reason why. Set during the downfall of the Templar Order in 1307, it is a historical adventure story that combines action, humour and romance with some royal politics and a mysterious treasure.
Bernard of Clairvaux’s Writings on Violence and the SacredAndrew Pedry (George Mason University)Paper given at the 14th Triennial Colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval Poznań, Poland, 22nd – 27th July (2013)AbstractMonk, exegete, political actor and reformer: Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) was not just a man of his times; he was a man who shaped his times.
Complex historical dynamics of crisis: the case of ByzantiumBy Johannes Preiser-KapellerWorking Paper “Historical Dynamics of Byzantium” 4 (October 2010)Excerpt: …The same plague epidemic that afflicted China finally also reached Europe via the trade route from Central Asia to the Crimea and to Constantinople, where the Black Death first appeared in 1347; from there it reached all regions connected by the international commercial network from Scandinavia to Egypt within the next years, killing between 30 and 60 of the population.
New perspectives on mortality in medieval England: a comparison of Winchester and New Colleges (c.1390-1540) with Benedictine monasteries at Canterbury, Westminster and DurhamBy Rebecca OakesPaper given at Death, disease, environment and social status: new approaches to mortality in England 1380-1860, held at the University of Cambridge (2009)Introduction: The late medieval period is one of the most fascinating periods in the history of population change.
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