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    Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages (Routledge Research in Medieval Studies) (Hardback) By (author) Kathleen Coyne Kelly

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    DescriptionThis book challenges the belief that female virginity can be reliably and unambiguously defined, tested and verified. Kelly analyses a variety of medieval Western European texts - including medical treatises and their Classical antecedents - and historical and legal documents. The main focus is the representation of both male and female virgins in saints' legends and romances. The author also makes a comparative study of examples from contemporary fiction, television and film in which testing virginity is a theme. Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages presents a compelling and provocative study of the parodox of bodily and spiritual integrity as both presence and absence.


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    Title
    Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kathleen Coyne Kelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415221818
    ISBN 10: 0415221811
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLC
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP050
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GAY
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004290
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Approval Code: A23260000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT011000
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT004160
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    LC classification: 99040601
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    LC classification: PN682.V56 K45 2000
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    Thema V1.0: NHTB, JBSF, DSB, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    21 April 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    ..."Kelly's study should interest students, teachers, and scholars concerned with intersections of medieval and popular culture studies."-Choice
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Castitas/Virginitas 1. Hymenologies: the multiple signs of virginity 2. 'Armour of Proof': the virgin and the Church in hagiography 3. 'Love's Traces': the lady and test in romance 4. Oxymoronic bodies: male virgins in hagiography and romance 5. Multiple virgins and contemporary virginities