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INEDIA [1 record]

Record 1 2013-06-27

English

Subject field(s)
  • Human Behaviour
  • Philosophy and Religion
DEF

[The ability to live] for long periods on little or no food.

CONT

Inedia ... is the ability to live without food. The word was first used to describe a fast-based lifestyle within Catholic tradition, which holds that certain saints were able to survive for extended periods of time without food or drink other than the Eucharist.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Comportement humain
  • Philosophie et religion
DEF

Privation de nourriture pendant plusieurs mois, voire des années.

CONT

Anorexie et inédie : une même passion du rien? Cet ouvrage propose une étude des rapports de l’anorexie mentale à l’inédie, à savoir le jeûne prolongé avec consommation exclusive de l’hostie chez certaines mystiques catholiques.

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