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Gower, Vox clamantis, Bk. 7, chap. 8, 11. 645-48. 22. See Jacquart and Thomasset, Sexuality and Medicine in the Middle Ages, pp. 49—86. The Liber de quintessentie, in fact, represents the alembic as a male body, in a passage that recalls medical writers on the formation of sperm from the natural heat of the male body: “[th]is is a wonderful instrument [th]at [th]at [th]ing [th]at by vertues of fier ascendith and distillith wi[th]inne [th]e vessel. [th]er canales brachiales. [th]at is, by pipis lich to armis, be bore a3en, and eftsoones ascendith, and eft descendith contynuely day and ny3t til [th]e brennynge water heuenly be turned into quintam essenciam,” p.
W. : Harvard University Press, 1962), pp. 38-39. For a particularly rich and suggestive discussion of accusations against Jews that linked them to Muslims, to heretics, and to lepers, see the first two chapters in Carlo Ginzburg, Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches* Sabbath, trans. Raymond Rosenthal (New York: Pantheon, 1991 ). 5. James Shapiro, Shakespeare and the Jews (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996), has recently examined the significance of circumcision, including the affiliations of circumcision with emasculation, in Elizabethan culture; see especially pp.
Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1981), pp. 152-153. 27. , Larry D. Benson, gen. ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987). 28. John Lydgate, “Letter to Gloucester,” The Minor Poems ofJohn Lydgate, 2 vols. (London: EETS, 1934). , p. 15. 29. See Macrobiuss commentary on Scipios dream. Commentarii in somnium scipionisyJacob Willis, ed. (Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1970), I, 6, 63. For a discussion of the problems in the Platonic notion of “female” matter, see Judith Butler, Bodies That Matter: The Discursive Limits of Sex* (New York: Routledge, 1993), pp.
Becoming Male in the Middle Ages by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen