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The Medieval Chastity Belt

A Myth-Making Process

  • Authors
  • Albrecht Classen

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

The chastity belt is one of those objects people have commonly identified with the 'dark' Middle Ages. This book analyzes the origin of this myth and demonstrates how a convenient misconception, or contorted imagination, of an allegedly historical practice has led to profoundly flawed interpretations of control mechanisms used by jealous husbands.

Keywords

baroque enlightenment Europe France history history of everyday life Middle Ages Renaissance Voltaire women

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230603097
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-53627-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-60309-7
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