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Mediality in the Middle Ages: Abundance and Lack
by Christian Kiening
translated by Nicola Barfoot
Arc Humanities Press, 2020
Cloth: 978-1-64189-075-5 | eISBN: 978-1-64189-076-2

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In medieval culture, media forms were placesof mediated immediacy. They transported apresence of the divine, but also knowledge ofits unattainability. This volume investigates the multi-layered and fascinatingapproaches of medieval authors to the wordand writing, the body and materiality, andtheir experimentation with the possibilitiesof media before the concept was invented.The book presents, for the first time, acoherent, tightly argued history of medievalmediality, which also casts a new light onmodern thinking about the medial.

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