Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3827
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mills , Robert.
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  • Title: Ecce Homo [the author critiques both Caroline Bynum and Leo Steinberg in regard to their interpretations of the erotic in religious thought and imagery; the author argues for a recognition of the homoerotic observing "Christ's body was a fundamentally ambivalent symbol, invested with both hegemonic and counter-hegemonic significance" (page 164)].
  • Source: Gender and Holiness: Men, Women, and Saints in Late Medieval Europe.  Edited by Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih.  Routledge, 2002.  Pages 152 - 173.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bynum, Caroline Walker, Historian (1941- ) Homoeroticism Homoeroticism in Art Homosexuality Mystics Richard Rolle of Hampole, Mystic Steinberg, Leo, Art Historian (1920- )- Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
  • Related Resources: Robert Mills also addresses the issue of "normal" male bodies in his extended speculation about the meanings and significances of what appears to modern readers as highly homoerotic mystical writings by men, such as Richard Rolle or John of the Cross. Mil
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  • Table: Three figures. Figure One "The Crucifix Embraces a Layman," "Manuel des PŽchŽs," fourteenth century (Princeton, Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Robert H. Taylor Collection, fol. 44r). Figure Two "The 'sponsa' Penetrates Christ's Side," "Rothschild Canticles," circa 1320, Flanders or Rhineland (New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 404, fols. 18v.-19r.). Figure Three Maertan van Heemskerck, "Man of Sorrows," 1532 (Ghent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten).
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  • Author's Affiliation: King's College, London
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0415258219
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