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Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages

Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages

Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages( )
Editor: Tracy, Larissa
ISBN:978-1-84384-351-1
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Imprint:D. S. Brewer
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $99.00
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Castration and castrati have always been facets of western culture, from myth and legend to law and theology, from eunuchs guarding harems to the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century castrati singers. Metaphoric castration pervades a number of medieval literary genres, particularly the Old French fabliaux - exchanges of power predicated upon the exchange or absence of sexual desire signified by genitalia - but the plain, literal act of castration and its implications are often...
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