Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9538
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Cartwright , Jane.
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  • Title: Virginity and Chastity Tests in Medieval Welsh Prose [The author examines a range of literary texts including the "Fourth Branch of Mabinogi," Welsh law codes, Arthurian tales, and medical texts. In many instances the texts present a false virgin who is revealed through magical or medical texts. She is then often subjected to public humiliation as is the cuckolded husband. 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 56 - 79.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chastity Tests Law Literature- Prose Mabinogion, Welsh Collection of Tales Medicine Virginity Wales
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12- 13- 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Wales, Lampeter
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802089607
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