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Common Women: Prostitution and Sexuality in Medieval England (Studies in the History of Sexuality)

ISBN: 9780195124989
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1998-04-23
Number of pages: 232
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Through a sensitive use of a wide variety of imaginative and didactic texts, Ruth Karras shows that while prostitutes as individuals were marginalized within medieval culture, prostitution as an institution was central to the medieval understanding of what it meant to be a woman. This important work will be of interest to scholars and students of history, women's studies, and the history of sexuality.

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