Revisiting an old thread:
In May -03, there was a discussion on medieval underwear (comes up quite regularly, that one...), and a reference was made to a Spanish book. I would like to follow up that info, but am sadly lacking in Spanish. Are there anyone out there that can help me with a translation of the relevant bits? (I'm not trusting babelfish, after I saw what it did to a swedish archaeology report *shudder* - but it was quite fun to see what made the software translate the text as it did).
Please respond privately (this list is chatty as it is :-) .
Original quote (message #32520):
By the way, I have a book on Valencian Costume of the 14th-15th
centuries that claims that women wore bands of cloth as underwear,
much like Roman women used as bras (and else?). She doesn't give a
citation for that but she gives a citation that says that women, after
their periods, left the dirty cloths all over the place. She's quoting
Jaume Roig (ca. 1401-1478), in "The mirror", a book also known as
"Book of Women" or somesuch.
I have just found the text online, in the original Catalan, at:
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