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  • Record Number: 16878
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Klein , Stacy S.
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  • Title: Aelfric's Sources and His Gendered Audiences [Aelfric's "Life" of Judith was intended for two different audiences: nuns who needed encouragement toward chastity and the noble man Sigeweard and his warriors who were fighting the Vikings. Aelfric's message about chastity could profit warriors because uncontrolled sexual desire would lead men to dishonor. Klein argues that Aelfric's narrative reflects his anxieties both about female sexuality and men's sexual desires. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Essays in Medieval Studies 13, ( 1996): Pages 111 - 119.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Ælfric, Abbot of Eynsham- Homily on Judith Ælfric, Abbot of Eynsham- Story of Malchus and His Wife Chastity Gender Hagiography Literature- Verse Male Sexuality in Literature Readers Virginity Warfare and Warriors
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 10-11
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10432213
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