Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering on spine, green dust jacket, 4 maps, xi +  pages. Near Mint / Near Mint. Item #309
Major study in superb condition of the development and valuation of Christian female "Virginity" in Late Antiquity.
Christian women in the classical world initiated ascetic ways of living, and these practices became institutionalized principally within an urban contexts.