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Incest and the Medieval Imagination

Author(s) By Elizabeth Archibald.
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780198112099
Practice Area Ecclesiastical (canon) law
Format Hardback
Pages 312
Published in United Kingdom
Published 24 May 2001
Availability POD

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£99.00

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Incest was a social problem in the Middle Ages, and also a popular literary theme. This wide-ranging study is the first survey of medieval incest stories in their cultural context. Did they reflect real life situations? How was incest defined in the Middle Ages? How were classical incest stories treated by medieval writers? Why was incest such a popular motif in the legendary lives of popes a

Incest and the Medieval Imagination - ISBN 9780198112099

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