Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Hardcover)

Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance By Nancy Weitz Cover Image
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The essays in Menacing Virgins delineate the nexus of religious, political, economic, and aesthetic values that produce the Western European myth of virginity and examine how those complex cultural forces animate, empower, discipline, disclose, mystify, and menace the virginal body. The collection includes readings of Icelandic poems, Margaret Cavendish's Assaulted and Pursued Chastity, seventeenth-century dramatic song, and the iconography of Italian wedding chests.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780874136494
ISBN-10: 0874136490
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 1999
Pages: 246
Language: English