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Eating enemies, eating sins
Anthropophagy in the Eracles Italian vulgarization

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes / Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies
    2018 – 2, n° 36
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  • Author: Mazzitello (Pantalea)
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  • Abstract: The contribution deals with two episodes of cannibalism in the Italian vulgarization of the Estoire d’Eracles (Florence, Laurentian Library, Plut. LXI.45): the barbecue feast of Turkish spies in Bohemond’s campsite; the lynching of Andronikos I Komnenos devoured by Constantinople’s women. Both events are examples of sensational punishment and revenge: in the first episode Crusaders aim to discourage the enemy, in the second one the victims seek to purify themselves from the tyrant’s sins.
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  • Pages: 357 to 376
  • Last edition: 2019
  • Journal: Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies, n° 36

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-08952-0
  • ISSN: 2115-6360
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-08953-7.p.0357
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 01-29-2019
  • Periodicity: Biannual
  • Language: English
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