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  • Record Number: 8374
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Raine , Melissa.
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  • Title: Fals flesch: Food and the Embodied Piety of Margery Kempe [In examining Margery Kempe's various interactions with food which include feeding the poor, fasting, receiving the Eucharist, and eating at the tables of prominent people, Raine does not find gender a highly significant factor. Rather Margery acts out of highly individualized motivations including a concern to establish and enhance her own standing. In her conclusion Raine questions Caroline Walker Bynum's approach to women and food in Holy Feast and Holy Fast, finding the methodology and assumptions inadequate for the historical realities of gendered expectations and devotional practices. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: New Medieval Literatures 7, ( 2005): Pages 101 - 126.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bynum, Caroline Walker, Historian (1941- ) Charity Eucharist, Sacrament Fasting Food Gender Kempe, Margery, Mystic- Book of Margery Kempe Social Class Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Melbourne
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 14653737
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