Clothes Make the Man: Female Cross Dressing in Medieval Europe / Edition 1

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Overview

In this book, the author explores medieval society's fascination with the cross-dressed woman. The author examines a wide variety of religious, literary, and historical sources, which record interpretations of sartorial attempts to overcome gender hierarchy and also illustrate, mainly through the device of inversion, a remarkably sustained desire to examine and reexamine the nature of social gender identities.

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Explores medieval society's fascination with the cross-dressed woman, examining religious, literary, and historical sources describing attempts by women to overcome gender hierarchy. Looks at fictional and historic cross-dressing women in medieval culture, discussing subjects such as the symbolism underlying the popular lives of transvestite saints, the legend of the female pope, and the phenomenon of the abandoned wife in male disguise. Upcoming titles in the series include Medieval Mothering and Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815337713
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: New Middle Ages Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Author's Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 "Female Men of God": Cross Dressing in Medieval Hagiography 13
Ch. 3 The Lives and Death of Hildegund von Schonau 33
Ch. 4 Transvestism on Trial: The Case of Jeanne D'Arc 49
Ch. 5 The Female Pope and the Sin of Male Disguise 69
Ch. 6 The Disguised Wife: Gender Inversion and Gender Conformity 83
Ch. 7 Cross Dressing and Sexuality 105
Ch. 8 Conclusions 125
Hagiographic Appendix: The Lives of the Transvestite Saints 131
Notes 143
Bibliography 177
Index 193
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