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The Resource Becoming human : the matter of the medieval child, J. Allan Mitchell

Becoming human : the matter of the medieval child, J. Allan Mitchell

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Becoming human : the matter of the medieval child
Title
Becoming human
Title remainder
the matter of the medieval child
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J. Allan Mitchell
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Language
eng
Summary
"Becoming Human argues that human identity was articulated and extended across a wide range of textual, visual, and artifactual assemblages from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. J. Allan Mitchell shows how the formation of the child expresses a manifold and mutable style of being. To be human is to learn to dwell among a welter of things. A searching and provocative historical inquiry into human becoming, the book presents a set of idiosyncratic essays on embryology and infancy, play and games, and manners, meals, and other messes. While it makes significant contributions to medieval scholarship on the body, family, and material culture, Becoming Human theorizes anew what might be called a medieval ecological imaginary. Mitchell examines a broad array of phenomenal objects--including medical diagrams, toy knights, tableware, conduct texts, dream visions, and scientific instruments--and in the process reanimates distinctly medieval ontologies. In addressing the emergence of the human in the later Middle Ages, Mitchell identifies areas where humanity remains at risk. In illuminating the past, he shines fresh light on our present"--
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Becoming human : the matter of the medieval child, J. Allan Mitchell
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Becoming human : the matter of the medieval child, J. Allan Mitchell
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctt6wr7k9
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Being Born -- Childish Things -- The Mess -- Epilogue
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1 online resource (xxx, 249 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452941561
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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