Introduction - Michel Feher.
Dim body, dazzling body - Jean-Pierre Vernant.
The body of engenderment in the Hebrew Bible, the Rabbinic tradition and the Kabbalah - Charles Malamoud.
Indian speculations about the sex of the sacrifice - Charles Malamoud.
The body: the Daoists' coat of arms - Jean Levi.
Divine image - prison of flesh: perceptions of the body in ancient Gnosticism - Michael A. Williams.
The face of Christ, the form of the church - Marie-Jose Baudinet.
Antirrhetic II - Nicephorus the patriarch.
The female body and religious practice in the later Middle Ages - Caroline Walker Bynum.
The consecrated host: a wondrous excess - Piero Camporesi.
Holbein's dead Christ - Julia Kristeva.
Hungry ghosts and hungry people: somaticity and rationality in medieval Japan - William R. LaFleur.
Metamorphosis and lycanthropy in Franche-Comte, 1521-1643 - Caroline Oates.
The chimera herself - Ginevra Bompiani.
The inanimate incarnate - Roman Paska.
On the marionette theater - Heinrich von Kleist.
The classical age of automata: an impressionistic survey from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century - Jean-Claude Beaune.
Part 2. Foreword.
Therefore, Socrates is immortal - Nicole Loraux.
Reflections of a soul - Eric Alliez and Michel Feher.
The face and the soul - Patrizia Magli.
The ethics of gesture - Jean-Claude Schmitt.
The upward training of the body from the age of chivalry to courtly civility - Georges Vigarello.
Geerewol: the art of seduction - Carol Beckwith.
Love's rewards - Rene Nelli.
Between clothing and nudity - Mario Perniola.
Tales of Shen and Xin: body-person and heart-mind in China during the last 150 years - Mark Elvin.
The natural and literary history of bodily sensation - Jean Starobinski.
Some simple reflections on the body - Paul Valery.
The three-body problem and the end of the world - Hillel Schwartz.
The ghost in the machine: religious healing and representations of the body in Japan - Mary Picone.
The end of the body - Jonathan Parry. Celestial bodies: a few stops on the way to heaven - Nadia Tazi.
Part 3. Foreword. Head or heart? The political use of body metaphors in the Middle Ages - Jacques Le Goff.
The art of pulling teeth in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries - David Kunzle.
"Amor veneris, vel dulcedo appeletur" - Thomas W. Laqueur.
Subtle bodies - Giulia Sissa.
Semen and blood: some ancient theories concerning their genesis and relationship - Francoise Heritier-Auge.
Upanisad of the embryo; note on the Garbha-Upanisad - Lakshmi Kapani.
Bodily images in Melanesia: cultural substances and natural metaphors - Bruce M. Knauft with photographs by Eileen M. Cantrell.
Older women, stout-hearted women, women of substance - Francoise Heritier-Auge.
Personal status and sexual practice in the Roman Empire - Aline Rousselle.
The social evil, the solitary vice and pouring tea - Thomas W. Laqueur.
The bio-economics of Our Mutual Friend - Catherine Gallagher.
The meaning of sacrifice - Christian Duverger.
The sacrificial body of the king - Luc de Heusch.
The emperor-god's other body - Florence Dupont.
The body-of-power and incarnation at Port Royal and in Pascal or Of the figurability of the political absolute - Louis Marin.
Mapping the body - Kark Kidel and Susan Rowe-Leete.
A repertory of body history - Barbara Duden