Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17847
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bynum , Caroline Walker.
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  • Title: Material Continuity, Personal Survival and the Resurrection of the Body: A Scholastic Discussion in Its Medieval and Modern Contexts [The essay discusses the medieval scholastic debates about the doctrine of the resurrection of the body, and argues that the modern era sees material continuity as no less essential for personal survival. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion.Caroline Walker Bynum.  MIT Press, 1991.  Pages 239 - 298.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body Gender Resurrection of the Body, Doctrine Theology
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  • Illustrations: Seventeen Illustrations. Figure One Cover, Weekly World News, November 1, 1988. Figure Two A reliquary casket, Limoges (ca. 1180). Figure Three A Flemish hand reliquary (thirteenth century). Figure Four A reliquary monstrance of Saint Francis, Limoges (ca. 1228). Figure Five Master of the Ursula Legend, The Burial of Ursula and Her Companions, Cologne (ca. 1500). Figure Six Cologne Master, Altarpiece with Cycle of the Life of Christ, central panel: Arma Christi (ca. 1340-1370). Figure Seven Daniel Mauch, Buxheim Altar, outer panel: Arma Christi with the Five Wounds (ca. 1500). Figure Eight Nero's Autopsy of his Mother, from a fifteenth-century French translation of Boccaccio's "The Fates of Illustrious Men," MS Fr. 5139, fol. 290v, Bibliotheque de l‚Arsenal, Paris. Figure Nine Herrad of Landsberg, Hortus deliciarum, fol. 251r (ca. 1176-1196; tracings made in the nineteenth century from a destroyed manuscript). Figure Ten Last Judgment (late eleventh century [?]; now in the Vatican). Figure Eleven Last Judgment, the Cathedral, Torcello (eleventh century). Figure Twelve Resurrection of the Dead, from a Psalter from Bamberg-Eichstatt, MS 1833, fol. 109v, Stiftsbibliothek, Melk (ca. 1255). Figure Thirteen Anglo-Saxon Ivory carving (eighth century; now in the Victoria and Albert Museum). Figure Fourteen The Trier Apocalypse, MS 31, fol. 67r, Stadtbibliothek, Trier (ninth century). Figure Fifteen Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias, book 3, vision 12, MS 1, Wiesbaden, Hessische Landesbibliothek (ca. 1165; manuscript lost in 1945). Figure Sixteen Signorelli, The Last Judgment, detail: Resurrection of the Dead, S. Brizio Chapel, Orvieto Cathedral (1499-1504). Figure Seventeen Jean Bellegambe (d. 1553), Last Judgment (Douai [?]; now in the Bode Museum, Berlin).
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0942299639