Clothes Make the Man: Female Cross Dressing in Medieval Europe

1st Edition

Valerie R. Hotchkiss

Routledge
Published November 1, 1999
Reference - 214 Pages
ISBN 9780815337713 - CAT# RT8397
Series: New Middle Ages

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Summary

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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