Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6905
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Phillips , Kim M.
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  • Title: Four Virgins' Tales: Sex and Power in Medieval Law [The author examines four law cases in which virginity is at issue: a charge of rape, a payment for defloration, a fine for a peasant girl having sex, and a grant of property by a single woman "in my free power and virginity." Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Virginities.  Edited by Anke Bernau, Ruth Evans, and Sarah Salih.  Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages series. University of Wales Press; University of Toronto Press, 2003.  Pages 80 - 101.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body Law Leyrwite, Fine on Peasant Women for Sexual Misdemeanors Peasantry Rape Virginity
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Auckland
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802089607
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