Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 43695
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hartnell , Jack,
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  • Title: The Body Inside-Out: Anatomical Memory at Maubuisson Abbey
  • Source: Art History 42, 2 ( 2019): Pages 242 - 273. Available with a subscription: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8365.12425
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Blanche of Castile, Wife of Louis VIII of France Body Burials Human Dissection Monasticism Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, France- Female Monastery of Maubuisson Vierges Ouvrantes, Statues of the Virgin which Open to Reveal a Scene Inside
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Abstract: The now destroyed Abbey of Maubuisson, situated just northwest of Paris, was a religious foundation that over the centuries crafted a uniquely visceral visual culture. By charting a long history of the institution from its medieval foundation to its early modern demise, this essay looks to Maubuisson's bodies – figures formed of painted wood, marble, gilded copper, and raw preserved flesh – in order to unearth a long-standing proclivity at the abbey for flipping the human form inside-out. Maubuisson brings to light a new context with which we might begin to read medieval and early modern objects: a case study in the folding together of medicine, religious ritual, and sculpture into a distinctive form of institutional, anatomical memory. [Reproduced from the journal page on the Wiley Online Library website: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8365.12330]https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8365.12425
  • Author's Affiliation: University of East Anglia
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  • Year of Publication: 2019.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01416790 (print); 14678365 (online)