Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9754
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Phillips , Kim M.
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  • Title: The Medieval Beauty Myth: An Aesthetics of Virginity [discusses the qualities that were most valued: slenderness, youth, virginity, and a meek and passive posture with a pulled-in chin and chest and a thrust-forward belly].
  • Source: Medieval Life 5, (Summer 1996): Pages 10 - 13.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Beauty Body Female Adolescents Virginity
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: One figure. The painting, "Fall of Man," by Hugo van der Goes, c.1468-70, shows a naked young Eve who is slender but with a rounded belly.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of York
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 13576291
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