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Medieval virginities

Author: Ruth Evans; Sarah Salih; Anke Bernau
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2003.
Series: Religion & culture in the Middle Ages.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The variety of subjects and disciplines represented here testify both to the elusiveness of virginity and to its lasting appeal and importance. Medieval Virginities shows how virginity's inherent  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Evans; Sarah Salih; Anke Bernau
ISBN: 0802089607 9780802089601 0802086373 9780802086372
OCLC Number: 53163108
Description: xiii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Virginities and virginity studies / Sarah Salih, Anke Bernau and Ruth Evans --
When is a bosom not a bosom? Problems with 'erotic mysticism' / Sarah Salih --
The Sheela-na-Gig : an incongruous sign of sexual purity? / Juliette Dor --
Virginity and chastity tests in medieval Welsh prose / Jane Cartwright --
Four virgins' tales : sex and power in medieval law / Kim M. Phillips --
The labour of continence : masculinity and clerical virginity / John H. Arnold --
Edward the Celibate, Edward the Saint : virginity in the construction of Edward the Confessor / Joanna Huntington --
Alchemy and the exploration of late medieval sexuality / Jonathan Hughes --
The Jew, the Host and the Virgin Martyr : fantasies of the sentient body / Ruth Evans --
Can the Virgin Martyr speak? / Robert Mills --
'Saint, witch, man, maid or whore? : Joan of Arc and writing history / Anke Bernau --
Virginity now and then : a response to medieval virginities / Jocelyn Wogan-Browne.
Series Title: Religion & culture in the Middle Ages.
Responsibility: edited by Anke Bernau, Ruth Evans, and Sarah Salih.
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