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Signs of virginity : testing virgins and making men in late antiquity

Author: Michael Rosenberg
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Online-Ressource
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rosenberg
ISBN: 9780190845926 0190845929
OCLC Number: 1037867869
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2018.
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Contents: Introduction - Defining Virginity, Making MenPart One: Testing Virginity in the BodyChapter One - Testing Virginity in the BodyChapter Two - Bloodied Sheets: The Biblical Nuptial Bed as Rape SceneChapter Three - "Trustworthy Women" and Other Witnesses: Tweaking Deuteronomy in Pre-Rabbinic and Early Rabbinic JudaismPart Two: Testing Virginity through FaithChapter Four - Doubts and Faith: Possible Alternatives in Three First-Century Jewish AuthorsChapter Five - Struck by Wood, Struck by God: Virginity Beyond/Despite AnatomyPart Three: Subjecting VirginityChapter Six - Open Doors and Accused Brides: Subjectivity and a New Standard for Virginity Testing in Rabbinic BabyloniaChapter Seven - Impure Nuptials and Sex as Work: The Bavli's Attempted Divorce of Virginity from ViolenceChapter Eight - (De)Mythologizing the Hymen: Augustine, the Bavli, and the Rejection of ForceEpilogueBibliography
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This book will prove a valuable resource and conversation partner for students and scholars of classical and antique expressions of Judaism, Christianity, gender, and sexuality. * Michael R. Read more...

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