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Bodies of Knowledge

[17 second delay]┬áCaroline Walker Bynum discusses Fragmentation and Redemption, her book of essays about gender and the human body in medieval religion. In the second episode [at 13:00] Patricia Ebrey discusses The Inner Quarters, a study of marriage and social … Continue reading

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Marriage and Manners

The institutions of marriage and family in European culture are the focus of two separate interviews. First,┬áMichael Screech discusses these subjects as seen through the work of two eminent French writers: the comic poet Rabelais and the essayist Michel de … Continue reading

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Esteem Enlivened by Desire

Are there love and friendship after marriage? Or, in the words of Jean Hagstrum, Is there an ideal of marital friendship in Western culture? Those questions are central to several 1987 conferences at the National Humanities Center which Hagstrum helped … Continue reading

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