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Signs of VirginityTesting Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Michael Rosenberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190845896
eISBN:
9780190845926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845896.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Judaism

The notion that bleeding “should” accompany the “loss” of female virginity—a mode of thinking about virginity that encourages male sexual aggression—is so widespread that it is often taken for ... More

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