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Suspended Animation: Pain, Pleasure and Punishment in Medieval Culture

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When Marsellus in the film Pulp Fiction asserts, "I'm gonna git medieval on your ass," we know that he is about to bring down a fierce and exacting punishment. Yet is the violence of the Middle Ages that far removed from our modern society? Suspended Animation argues that not only is the stereotype of uncontrolled violencein the Middle Ages historically misleading, the gul ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Reaktion Books
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Karl Steel
I'm not sure the central metaphor works. That's my only complaint, though.
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Academic without the heavy jargon. Solid good read
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