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Bodies of Pain: Suffering in the Works of Hartmann Von Aue Sco Pincikowski

Bodies of Pain: Suffering in the Works of Hartmann Von Aue

Sco Pincikowski

Published May 16th 2002
ISBN : 9780415939621
Hardcover
176 pages
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This study provides a re-evaluation of the role of pain and suffering in Hartmann von Aue. By critically combining traditional philology with modern theoretical analysis, drawing on theorists such as Mary Douglas, Michel Foucault, Norbert Elias andMoreThis study provides a re-evaluation of the role of pain and suffering in Hartmann von Aue. By critically combining traditional philology with modern theoretical analysis, drawing on theorists such as Mary Douglas, Michel Foucault, Norbert Elias and Elaine Scarry, Scott E. Pincikowski shows how the body is symbolically structured in Hartmanns work to create a distinctly medieval signification system of pain. This system is analysed through an examination of the physical body and social body of the court, and the harmonious and refined image of courtly society as depicted in Hartmanns work where it is shown that the very ideological system that informs courtly life causes suffering in both the physical and social bodies.