Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18376
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Denny-Brown , Andrea.
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  • Title: Rips and Slits: The Torn Garment and the Medieval Self [A fashion for garments with slits, tears, or perforations originated in the 12th century and flourished after 1340. Some slits were intended to reveal undergarments or flesh, exposing them to the gaze of others. This erotic element inspired sumptuary laws and denunciations. Medieval literature also reveals a close relationship between the terms for these slits and violence, as in dagging and daggers. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Clothing Culture, 1350-1650.  Edited by Catherine Richardson.  Ashgate, 2004.  Pages 223 - 237.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body Clothing Gaze Sumptuary Laws Violence in Literature
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12- 13- 14- 15
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0754638421