Naked Before God: Uncovering the Body in Anglo-Saxon England

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At different times and in different places, the human form has been regarded in different ways. The Ancient Greeks thought it was the most admirable subject for art whereas early Christians often viewed it as lascivious in our post-lapsarian state. Benjamin Withers of Indiana University at South Bend and Jonathan Wilcox at the University of Iowa have assembled one of the most talented groups of young scholars in the field of early medieval studies and asked them to present and explore the evidence for how the human form was ...

Naked Before God: Uncovering the Body in Anglo-Saxon England 2003, West Virginia University Press

ISBN-13: 9780937058688

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