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Author Westerhof, Danielle.

Title Death and the noble body in medieval England / Danielle Westerhof.

Published Woodbridge ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 190 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles
polychrome rdacc
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-177) and index.
Contents Death and the cadaver : visions of corruption -- Embodying nobility : aristocratic men and the ideal body -- Here lies nobility : aristocratic bodies in death -- Shrouded in ambiguity : decay and the incorruptibility of the body -- Corruption of nobility : treason and the aristocratic traitor -- Dying in shame : destroying aristocratic identities.
Summary An examination of early medieval ideas about death and dying, in relation to funeral practices, traditions and rituals.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Nobility -- England -- Death.
Death -- Social aspects -- England.
Human body -- Social aspects -- England.
England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781846156250 (electronic bk.)
1846156254 (electronic bk.)
9781843834168 hardback
1843834162 hardback