Re: [Authentic_SCA] Codpiece redux
- --- NINacide@... wrote:
> BTW, I heard from a ren faire person that theWow, that's a weird urban legend.
> codpiece was for a man with a
> major problem with STD's and the cod piece was for
> holding the bandages in
> place. If that were true, then maybe a person would
> prefer to not imply that
> they do have such a problem
I have never seen an STD relation implied in any
costume or history book, including the ones chock-full
of unlikely theories.
No, the codpiece was worn by pretty near every
European man from, say, 1400-1550.
And untied so he could take a leak.
They're just a part of clothing, which developed into
a really SUBTLE (like a brick) emphasis on the male
genitals in the fifteenth century.
Ann in CT
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- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Sandra Dodd <Sandra@...> wrote:
>Yes, like an additional pocket.
> This is followed by a discussion of the codpiece as container, this
> time with references to contemporary sources, codpieces as signs of
> virility, and a description of her sources including contemporary
> Container for things other than... the obvious?
> Like keys and ID? Money?
I don't think people normally carried keys with them as there usually
was somebody at home (at least in larger households). They didn't
have driving licenses and other ID back then. I don't know about
passports - 18th and 19th century passports were large documents that
one might slip inside one's coat or jacket and that one carried only
when travelling abroad. Money and handkerchiefs, yes, this is