Clothes Make the Man: Female Cross Dressing in Medieval Europe

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Fiction - 201 pages
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In this book, the author explores medieval society's fascination with the cross-dressed woman. The author examines a wide variety of religious, literary, and historical sources, which record interpretations of sartorial attempts to overcome gender hierarchy and also illustrate, mainly through the device of inversion, a remarkably sustained desire to examine and reexamine the nature of social gender identities.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
THE LIVES AND DEATH OF HILDEGUND VON SCHONAU
33
THE CASE OF IEANNE DARC
49
THE FEMALE POPE AND THE SIN OF MALE DISGUISE
69
GENDER INVERSION
83
1O5 CROSS DRESSING AND SEXUALITY
105
CONCLUSIONS
125
Notrs
143
Bibltography
177
Index
193
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