Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8184
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ferroul , Yves.
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  • Title: Abelard's Blissful Castration
  • Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1997.  Pages 129 - 149.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abelard, Peter, Philosopher Castration Masculinity Monasticism Sexuality
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Abstract: This essay asserts that misunderstandings about the facts of Abelard's sexual mutilation have clouded analysis of his rejection of marriage, his claustration, and his views of male sexuality and masculinity. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing at http://www.garlandpub.com].
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Lille III
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815328362
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