The Medieval Chastity Belt

The Myth-Making Process
Author(s): 
Classen, Albercht
ISBN: 
9781403975584
Date published: 
June 2008
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00

The chastity belt is one of those objects people have commonly identified with the 'dark' Middle Ages. This book analyzes the origin of this myth and demonstrates how a convenient misconception, or contorted imagination, of an allegedly historical practice has led to profoundly flawed interpretations of control mechanisms used by jealous husbands.