Acquirit qui tuetur: Hali Meiðhad and Medieval Women’s Liberation through Virginity = Acquirit qui tuetur: Hali Meiðhad y la Liberación de la Mujer Medieval a través de la Virginidad


  • Laura Rodríguez Pupo Cambridge University Press - Inglaterra


Palabras clave:

Sponsalia Christi, Imitatio Christi, Katherine Group, Ancrene Wisse, Feminine Virilis, Virginity


This article joins a vibrant conversation about the concept of virginity and its relevance in the process of women’s self-liberation during medieval times. The aim of this project is to shed some light on the concept of virginity and to analyse its interpretation in a time in which it was almost compulsory to follow society’s patriarchal pattern. The study begins with a historical framework of this idea of corporeal sacredness followed by a new approach in which the contemporary perception is shattered. This article analyses the sociological and religious relevance of an idea conceived as the paramounts of holiness – thus proposing an alternative approach in which it is a defense weapon and not as a way of oppressing the female sex.


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Laura Rodríguez Pupo, Cambridge University Press - Inglaterra

Graduada en Filologia Moderna: Inglés en la Universidad de León, actualmente trabajando en el departamento de educacion de Cambridge University Press. Actualmente a punto de comenzar un master en Literatura Medieval y Renacentista centrado en el estudio de las mujeres místicas medievales y la interpretacion de la confluencia sexual con la divina en susíguez-pupo-290241150


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Rodríguez Pupo, L. (2018) «Acquirit qui tuetur: Hali Meiðhad and Medieval Women’s Liberation through Virginity = Acquirit qui tuetur: Hali Meiðhad y la Liberación de la Mujer Medieval a través de la Virginidad», Cuestiones de Género: de la igualdad y la diferencia, (13), pp. 381–388. doi: 10.18002/cg.v0i13.5379.