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Common Women: Prostitution and Sexuality in Medieval England
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-04-1996
Sprog:
Engelsk
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"Common women" in medieval England were prostitutes, whose distinguishing feature was not that they took money for sex but that they belonged to all men in common. Common Women: Prostitution and Sexuality in Medieval England tells the stories of these women's lives: their entrance into the trade because of poor job and marriage prospects or because of seduction or rape; their experiences as street-walkers, brothel workers or the medieval equivalent of call girls; their customers, from poor apprentices to priests to wealthy foreign merchants; and their relations with those among whom they lived. Through a sensitive use of a wide variety of imaginative and didactic texts, Ruth Karras shows that while prostitutes as individuals were marginalized within medieval culture, prostitution as an institution was central to the medieval understanding of what it meant to be a woman. This important work will be of interest to scholars and students of history, women's studies, and the history of sexuality.

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ISBN13:
9780195062427
Vægt:
513 g
Dybde:
18 mm
Bredde:
152 mm
Højde:
229 mm
Format:
Hardback

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