Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 11332
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Nelson , Janet L.
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  • Title: The Wary Widow [case study of the will of Erkanfrida, widow of a minor noble man and a "deo sacrata," a woman consecrated to God in her widowhood; the author includes an English translation of the will and an appendix gives the Latin text of the will from Wampach's "Urkunden- und Quellenbuch zur Geschichte der altluxemburgischen Territorien," Reprinted in Courts, Elites, and Gendered Power in the Early Middle Ages: Charlemagne and Others. By Janet L. Nelson. Ashgate Variorum, 2007. Article 2. Pages 87-90].
  • Source: Property and Power in the Early Middle Ages.  Edited by Wendy Davies and Paul Fouracre.  Cambridge University Press, 1995.  Pages 82 - 113. Reprinted in Courts, Elites, and Gendered Power in the Early Middle Ages: Charlemagne and Others. By Janet L. Nelson. Ashgate Variorum, 2007. Article 2.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Dower Erkanfrida, Wife of Nithad of Trier Inheritance Land Tenure Lay Piety Noble Women Patronage, Ecclesiastical Property Widows Wills
  • Geographic Area: Germany;Low Countries
  • Century: 9
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  • Illustrations: Two maps on page 103. The first shows the region surrounding the Moselle River in present-day Germany and Luxembourg. The second map is a close-up of the area around Trier showing places mentioned in Erkanfrida's will.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English;Latin
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