Materiality of Body: The Material Practices of Life and Death in Medieval Britain

Amin, Mabast A. Muhammad (2017) Materiality of Body: The Material Practices of Life and Death in Medieval Britain. International Journal of Social Sciences and Educational Studies, 4 (1). pp. 87-92. ISSN 24091294

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The aim of this paper is to investigate the ways people understood their body during the medieval period in Britain. I bring together the multiple different ways in which the body was treated in death, I focus on the role and power of grave goods and evidence found in dead bodies for plasticity in life to embrace the complexity of the medieval body, I examine the cultural practice of nutrition and environment affected the bodily mold. Another point I take into consideration is the practice of dietary through differentiation between male and female body in which we explore how medieval people socially and culturally constructed body based on their notion and understanding of gender identity. In addition, religion had a great influence on people’s understanding to deal with dead bodies and I concentrate on how bodily resurrection impacted on people’s preparation for the Day of Judgment by placing the goods in burials.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medieval, Britain, Body, Diet, Gender
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Ishik International Journal of Social Sciences & educational Studies > VOL 4, NO 1 (2017)
Depositing User: Depositor @ Ishik University
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2018 08:26
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2018 08:26

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