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Ambiguous locks : an iconology of hair in medieval art and literature

Author: Roberta Milliken
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It has long been said that a woman's hair is her crowning glory. This interdisciplinary work explores the significance of women's hair in literature and art from the medieval period through 1525, putting into historical context the ways in which hair participates in construction of the female identity"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Milliken
ISBN: 9780786448708 0786448709
OCLC Number: 760068853
Description: x, 290 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part One: Contexts: Women --
Hair --
Conduct --
Part Two: "Bad Women": Eve ; Lust, Prostitutes, and Venus --
Sirens and Mermaids --
Witches --
Punishments for "Bad" Women --
Part Three: "Good" Women: The Virgin Mary --
Saint Mary Magdalene, Saint Mary of Egypt, and Saint Agnes --
Other Virgin Martyrs --
Jeanne d'Arc.
Responsibility: Roberta Milliken.

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"It has long been said that a woman's hair is her crowning glory. This interdisciplinary work explores the significance of women's hair in literature and art from the medieval period through 1525, putting into historical context the ways in which hair participates in construction of the female identity"--Provided by publisher.

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