Visible prowess? reading men's head and face wounds in early medieval Europe to 1000 CE

The violence of the Middle Ages (and its social regulation) has already attracted the attention of historians, giving rise to something of an industry in studying this theme. Head and facial trauma, arguably, were the most serious of injuries in early medieval society due to their very visibility. W...

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Main Author: Skinner, Patricia
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leiden Brill 2015, 2015
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The violence of the Middle Ages (and its social regulation) has already attracted the attention of historians, giving rise to something of an industry in studying this theme. Head and facial trauma, arguably, were the most serious of injuries in early medieval society due to their very visibility. Wounds in this area, and their scars, were often closely scrutinized and commented upon by contemporaries, who seem to have had a clear sense of their potential for shame and dishonor
Item Description:Title from PDF title page. - Chapter 3 of the book: Wounds and wound repair in medieval culture / edited by Larissa Tracy and Kelly DeVries. Leiden : Brill, 2015
Physical Description:1 online resource (1 PDF file (pages 82-101))