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Cockayne

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  1. an imaginary place of extreme luxury and ease where physical comforts and pleasures are always immediately at hand and where the harshness of medieval peasant life does not exist

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  2. a medieval utopia

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  3. Specifically, in poems like The Land of Cockaigne, Cockaigne is a land of contraries, where all the restrictions of society are defied (abbots beaten by their monks), sexual liberty is open (nuns flipped over to show their bottoms), and food is plent

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  4. Writing about Cockaigne was a commonplace of Goliard verse

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  5. represented both wish fulfillment and resentment at the strictures of asceticism and dearth

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