Our next book in the Book of the Month Club will be Flaying in the Pre-Modern World: Practice and Representation, edited by Larissa Tracy.
The practice and the representation of flaying in the Middle Ages and after are considered in this provocative collection of 17 articles. From images of Saint Bartholomew holding his skin in his arms, to scenes of execution in Havelok the Dane, to laws that prescribed it as a punishment for treason, this volume explores the idea and the reality of skin removal – flaying – in the Middle Ages.
You can learn more about this book from Boydell and Brewer.
It is available for our readers based in the United States and Canada who sign up to our Patreon page at the $35 (US) level before the end of March. When you sign up through our Patreon page, your payment gets deducted at the beginning of each month. Then we will send your shipping information to the publisher who will send you the book.