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The Unspeakable, Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Literature, 1000-1400

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Amid saints and sinners, open secrets and queer codes, the mechanisms of confession and the infliction of torture, what is unspeakable in the Middle Ages - and who decides? Aspiring to the ineffable glories of heaven or plunging down to the murky depths of "unmentionable sin", this very functional concept becomes attached to the very good and the very bad in medieval literature and culture. This book investigates the concept and use of the trope of unspeakability from pre-Conquest to late medieval literature in England, ...

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The Unspeakable, Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Literature, 1000-1400 2017, D.S. Brewer, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781843844686

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