Bodies and Disciplines: Intersections of Literature and by Barbara A. Hanawalt, David Wallace

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D. , University of London, 1993), pp. 100-126. On stigmatic women, see Bynum, Holy Feast and Holy Fast, pp. 212, 274. 22. Elizabeth Brown, "Death and the Human Body in the Later Middle Ages: The Legislation of Boniface VIII on the Division of the Corpse," Viator 12 (1981): 221-70; on intellectual background for the papal initiative, see Francesco Santi, "II cadavere e Bonifacio VIII, tra Stefano Tempier e Avicenna intorno ad un saggio di Elizabeth Brown," Studi Medievali, 3rd ser. 28 (1987): 861-78.

9. Bracton, De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae, ed. G. E. : Yale University Press, 1922), vol. 2, p. 31. 10. : Cornell University Press, 1985), pp. 79-80, 86. 11. " 12. M. C. : Bryn Mawr College Press, 1914), pp. 22-24, lines 51-54; the text here is Text A, Bodleian Rawlinson poet. 175. 13. , p. 26, lines 79-82. 14. , lines 83-89. 15. , following lines 94 and 98. 16. The English Works of Richard Rolle, ed. H. E. Allen (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931), p. : Mellen, 1992), pp. 28, 44-45. 17. On Rolle's English writings (such as "Swete lesu") and their female audience, see Nicholas Watson, Richard Rolle and the Invention of Authority (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), pp.

As Duffy summarizes, "The veil was there precisely to function as a temporary ritual deprivation of the sight of the sacring. Its symbolic effectiveness derived from the fact that it obscured for a time something which was normally accessible; in the process it heightened the value of the spectacle it temporarily concealed" (p. 111). Such devices, redolent of the mechanics of stage prop, costume, and scenery, form what Duffy calls "a frame for the liturgical drama" of the Mass (p. 112), a drama in the course of which the congregation could be both spectators and participants.

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