Eloquent Virgins: The Rhetoric of Virginity from Thecla to Joan of Arc

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The tales of the virgin martyrs inevitably emphasize the torture and mutilation of beautiful young women. To the modern reader, these popular texts seem like exercises in sadism, but while they could be made to function as vehicles for active misogyny, they also provided Medieval women such as Hildegard of Bingen and Joan of Arc with role models who helped them to shape their own extraordinary destinies. This book explores the ability of the virgin body to generate contradictory meanings, both repressive and liberating, ...

Eloquent Virgins: The Rhetoric of Virginity from Thecla to Joan of Arc 2003, Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9781349623013

2003 edition

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Eloquent Virgins: The Rhetoric of Virginity from Thecla to Joan of Arc 2002, Palgrave Macmillan, Gordonsville

ISBN-13: 9780312223502

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