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Spiritual Marriage:
Sexual Abstinence in Medieval Wedlock
Dyan Elliott

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction3
1"A Place in the Middle": Intramarital Chastity as Theoretical Embarrassment and Provocation16
2Spiritual Marriage as Insoluble Problem or Universal Nostrum?51
3Eleventh-Century Boundaries: The Spirit of Reform and the Cult of the Virgin King94
4The Conjugal Debt and Vows of Chastity: The Theoretical and Pastoral Discourse of the High and Later Middle Ages132
5Spiritual Marriage and the Penitential Ethos195
6Virgin Wives266
Conclusion297
Appendixes303
Select Bibliography321
Index355

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