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

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

by Valerie R. Hotchkiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 081533771X

ISBN-13: 9780815337713

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815337713
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
New Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Partial Contents "Female Men of God": Cross Dressing in Medieval Hagiography; Lives and Death of Hildegund von Schonau; Transvestism on Trial: The Case of Jeanne D'Arc; Female Pope and the Sin of Male Disguise; Disguised Wife Gender Inversion and Gender Conformity; Cross Dressing and Sexuality; Hagiographic Appendix: The Lives of the Transvestite Saints; Notes, Bibliography, Index

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