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Fallen Bodies: Pollution, Sexuality, and Demonology in the Middle Ages
Medieval clerics believed that original sin had rendered their 'fallen bodies' vulnerable to corrupting impulses. They feared that their corporeal frailty left them susceptible to demonic forces bentExpand
Spiritual Marriage: Sexual Abstinence in Medieval Wedlock
AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsIntroduction31"A Place in the Middle": Intramarital Chastity as Theoretical Embarrassment and Provocation162Spiritual Marriage as Insoluble Problem or UniversalExpand
Proving Woman: Female Spirituality and Inquisitional Culture in the Later Middle Ages
Acknowledgments ix Abbreviations xi Introduction 1 CHAPTER ONE Sacramental Confession as Proof of Orthodoxy 9 PART ONE Women as Proof of Orthodoxy CHAPTER TWO The Beguines: A Sponsored Emergence 47Expand
The Bride of Christ Goes to Hell