Table of contents for The incorruptible flesh : bodily mutation and mortification in religion and folklore / Piero Camporesi ; translated by Tania Croft-Murray ; Latin texts translated by Helen Elsom.


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Foreword; Translators Notes; Part I: 1. The 'prodigious manna'; 2. The 'impassible' saint; 3. The dust of Death; 4. Superhuman and heavenly life; Part II: 5. Decay and rebirth; 6. Entomata; 7. Hypercatharsis; 8. The 'clock of health'. Bertoldo changes diet and dies; Part II: 9. Food for heroes; 10. 'Cock's broth'. The cook and the exorcist; 11. 'Everlasting perfumers'; 12. Forbidden games; Part IV: 13. The 'flesh of God'; 14. 'Paradisus voluptatis'; 15. Food sanctuaries; 16. The 'plagues of Africa'. 'Darkness over Egypt'; Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Body, Human -- Religious aspects.
Body, Human -- Mythology.