Painful Pleasures: Sadomasochism in Medieval Cultures (Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture) (Hardcover)

Painful Pleasures: Sadomasochism in Medieval Cultures (Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture) By Christopher Vaccaro (Editor) Cover Image
By Christopher Vaccaro (Editor)
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Description


This timely volume ventures into the subject of sadomasochism in varied aspects of medieval life. Saint's Lives and mystical treatises provide evidence of failed sadism and empowering masochism. Literary culture in the form of epics and courtly tales preserve stories of eroticised power. These exciting chapters join together to form a picture of medieval culture that is kinky in its practice and deeply psychological at its core.

About the Author


Christopher Vaccaro is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literature at the University of Vermont


Product Details
ISBN: 9781526153333
ISBN-10: 1526153335
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture