A Companion to Marsilius of Padua by Gerson Moreno-Riaño and Cary J. Nederman, eds (review)

A Companion to Marsilius of Padua by Gerson Moreno-Riaño and Cary J. Nederman, eds (review) 258 Reviews edition lies in the cumulative nature of the essays which indeed showcase the complex and multiple meanings of nudity in medieval art. Each essay builds a picture of the unpredictability of the naked body in medieval art and ultimately dispels the traditional canon that overwhelmingly associates nakedness with sin and corruption. Overall, this is a compelling book that addresses a multifaceted topic. Each contribution is intelligible, stimulating, and comprehensively referenced. Furthermore, in this age of interdisciplinary collaboration, as an historian reviewing a book on art history, I believe there is much in this book to recommend to the historian interested in instances of nudity. It has the potential to appeal to scholars in many fields of medieval historical enquiry: textiles; social and cultural history; the medieval body; architecture; and manuscript studies. And it reveals the value of broadening scholarly interest into neighbouring disciplines as a means to extend existing perceptions and comprehension of a topic. I have confined my comments to a number of essays which, in my opinion, demonstrate the value of an interdisciplinary approach and which directly engage with topics related to my own work. Any omission of mention of other essays in this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Parergon Australian & New Zealand Association of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Inc. (ANAZAMEMS, Inc.)

A Companion to Marsilius of Padua by Gerson Moreno-Riaño and Cary J. Nederman, eds (review)

Parergon, Volume 30 (1) – Sep 13, 2013

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258 Reviews edition lies in the cumulative nature of the essays which indeed showcase the complex and multiple meanings of nudity in medieval art. Each essay builds a picture of the unpredictability of the naked body in medieval art and ultimately dispels the traditional canon that overwhelmingly associates nakedness with sin and corruption. Overall, this is a compelling book that addresses a multifaceted topic. Each contribution is intelligible, stimulating, and comprehensively referenced. Furthermore, in this age of interdisciplinary collaboration, as an historian reviewing a book on art history, I believe there is much in this book to recommend to the historian interested in instances of nudity. It has the potential to appeal to scholars in many fields of medieval historical enquiry: textiles; social and cultural history; the medieval body; architecture; and manuscript studies. And it reveals the value of broadening scholarly interest into neighbouring disciplines as a means to extend existing perceptions and comprehension of a topic. I have confined my comments to a number of essays which, in my opinion, demonstrate the value of an interdisciplinary approach and which directly engage with topics related to my own work. Any omission of mention of other essays in this

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Published: Sep 13, 2013

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