Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1739
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Coudert , Allison.
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  • Title: Exemplary Biblical Couples and the Sacrament of Marriage [The author explores the church's attitude toward marriage through medieval interpretations of Adam and Eve, Mary and Joseph, and the soul and Christ. Coudert concludes that the church's views on sexuality and women were decidedly hostile. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Homo Carnalis: The Carnal Aspect of Medieval Human Life.  Edited by Helen Rodite LemayActa.  Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1990.  Pages 59 - 83. Papers presented at a conference held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1987
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bible- Old Testament in Literature Chastity Marriage Mary, Virgin, Saint Sexuality Wife Abuse Wives Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Illustrations: Five figures. Figure One Drawing of a husband and wife engaged in a judicial duel. From an article by R. L. Pearsall published in 1842. Figure Two Drawing of a wife about to strike her husband with a stone tied in her sleeve. Also from R. L. Pearsall's article. Figure Three Carved capital of the expulsion from Paradise with Adam kicking Eve and pulling her hair (Clermont-Ferrand). Figure Four Bigorne or Fillgut, the monster who fed on obedient husbands (Castle of Villeneuve-Lembron). Figure Five Chichevache or Pinch-Belly, the monster who starved on a diet of obedient wives (Castle of Villeneuve-Lembron).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Arizona State University
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: Not Available
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