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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815337713
ISBN-10: 081533771X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 214
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 13-May-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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