Virginitas: An Essay in the History of a Medieval Idea

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Apreface is best written last, after a book is done and its author may look back to survey what he hopes he has accomplished and what he must admit he has not. In hindsight virginity by itself has seemed a very large field to till, but with that reflection also comes a sense of misgiving, the awareness that a really comprehensive treatment of that subject would somehow have to encompass an enormous ter- rain, the whole length and breadth of Christianity's attitude toward sexuality from the earliest times down to the high ...

Virginitas: An Essay in the History of a Medieval Idea 1975, Springer

ISBN-13: 9789024716951

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