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1. Record Number: 11658
Author(s): Wogan-Browne, Jocelyn.
Title : Virginity Now and Then: A Response to "Medieval Virginities" [The author comments on the essays in the collection with particular interest in how they extend the current scholarship on the concept and meanings of virginity in the Middle Ages. Wogan-Browne adds a short case study concerning her research into the understanding and representation of the hymen both in the Middle Ages and the present day. She relates these findings to recent cases of surgery to ensure virginity and genital mutilation. 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 234 - 253.
Year of Publication: 2003.