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

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    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    21 April 2000
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    ..."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