Consuming Passions: The Uses of Cannibalism in Late Medieval by Merrall L. Price

By Merrall L. Price

Cannibalism is the breaking of the final word taboo. but through the later heart a long time and early years of the Renaissance, mythological, old and modern money owed of cannibalism grew to become relatively well known. eating Passions synthesizes and analyses the main fascinating of these past due medieval and early glossy responses to Eucharistic instructing and debate that take place themselves within the trope of cannibalism. This trope looks in texts as a number of as visions of the underworld, money owed of the sacramental miracles, sermons, felony court cases and well known geographies. This ebook foregrounds the vexed position of the physique in either overdue medieval and early sleek religiosity, and the ways that the bounds of the endangered physique in those narratives additionally replicate the conscientiously defended borders of the physique politic.

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51 Although the first accusations of domestic ritual murder against the Jews did not involve allegations of blood use or consumption, initially merely involving narratives of Jewish repetition of the crucifixion, like that alleged after the death of William of Norwich, or of diabolical Jewish hatred for the purity and innocence of Christian children, like that of Chaucer’s Prioress’s Tale, within a century of the development of the medieval discourse of ritual murder that of the blood libel had been born, merging gradually but graphically with the former.

They fed others with their own bodies, which, as milk or oil, became food. ”39 It seems, then, that not only were the cannibalistic underpinnings of the eucharist recognized by these holy women, but that the eucharist itself resonated so profoundly for them precisely because of its implications of cannibalism, which were fundamental to the development of a specifically female piety in the later Middle Ages. However, despite these examples of what seems to twenty-first-century readers to be a macabre.

They fed others with their own bodies, which, as milk or oil, became food. ”39 It seems, then, that not only were the cannibalistic underpinnings of the eucharist recognized by these holy women, but that the eucharist itself resonated so profoundly for them precisely because of its implications of cannibalism, which were fundamental to the development of a specifically female piety in the later Middle Ages. However, despite these examples of what seems to twenty-first-century readers to be a macabre.

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