The Girdle Of Chastity A Medico-Historical Study

By: Dingwall, Eric John

Price: $20.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This is a small format paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate adhered to the front inside cover. "According to modern myths, the chastity belt was used as an anti-temptation device during the Crusades. When the knight left for the Holy Lands on the Crusades, his Lady would wear a chastity belt to preserve her faithfulness to him. However, there is no credible evidence that chastity belts existed before the 15th century (over a century after the last Middle Eastern Crusade) , and their main period of apparent use falls within the Renaissance rather than the Middle Ages."

Title: The Girdle Of Chastity A Medico-Historical Study

Author Name: Dingwall, Eric John

Categories: Medicine,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: New York, Macaulay Co. Inc. Publishers: 1959

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A36255

Keywords: Medicine Eric John Dingwell Chastity Social Issues Women's Stories Sexism Sexuality Medicine,