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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Transgression and bodily adornment

I am currently working on a presentation for a conference next week in Padova. I thought some of you might find something of interest in this graphic which I've just made about the relationship between the areas selected for female bodily adornment amongst the Franks and the penalties for touching areas of the female body in Frankish legislation.  You can find a fuller discussion on pp.349-53 of Cemeteries and Society in Merovingian Gaul.