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Sexuality, Sociality, and Cosmology in Medieval Literary Texts

Un libro in lingua di Brown Jennifer N. (EDT) Segol Marla (EDT) edito da Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

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For many medieval authors, sexuality was the ultimate expression of embodiment. Sexuality could be a medium for human communication with the divine, but it could also be a barrier when not conceptualized or practiced correctly. Broad in scope, this collection shows several operating models of body and cosmos. Exploring the relation between sexuality and cosmology in a variety of literary texts from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries, the essays reveal that medieval authors, whether lay or religious, Christian or Jewish, were grappling with the same sets of questions about sexuality as people are today.

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