curse of Eve, the wound of the hero blood, gender, and medieval literature by Peggy McCracken

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In The Curse of Eve, the Wound of the Hero, Peggy McCracken explores the role of blood symbolism in establishing and maintaining the sex-gender systems of medieval culture. Reading a variety of literary texts in relation to historical, medical, and religious discourses about blood, and in the context of anthropological and religious studies.

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Book Description: In The Curse of Eve, the Wound of the Hero, Peggy McCracken explores the role of blood symbolism in establishing and maintaining the sex-gender systems of medieval g a variety of literary texts in relation to historical, medical, and religious discourses about blood, and in the context of anthropological and religious studies, McCracken offers a provocative.

In The Curse of Eve, the Wound of the Hero, Peggy McCracken explores the role of blood symbolism in establishing and maintaining the sex-gender systems of medieval g a variety of literary texts in relation to historical, medical, and religious discourses about blood, and in the context of anthropological and religious studies, McCracken offers a provocative the wound of the hero book of the Cited by: 6.

The Curse of Eve, the Wound of the Hero: Blood, Gender, and Medieval Literature is thoughtful and compelling. McCracken convincingly demon-strates the symbolic value and complexity of representations of blood in a broad range of medieval texts. As is often the case with survey-type books, at times McCracken’s analysis is : Shona Harrison.

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As the book’s title suggests, women’s blood—the blood of menstruation and parturition —is generally, but not exclusively, represented as polluting (the curse of Eve), while men’s blood—whether shed on the battlefield or figured in genealogy—is associated with power and agency (the wound of the hero).Author: Curse of Eve Finke.

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