Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2136
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wells , Scott
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  • Title: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity in East Francia: The Case of Gandersheim, ca. 850-950 [The author argues that the women’s community at the monastery of Gandersheim was important because it conveyed multiple meanings for the Liudolfing-Saxon dynasty during a period of shifting familial and ethnic politics. During this time variations in royal support coincided with the monastery’s success or failure at articulating the ruling dynasty’s political identity. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom.  Edited by Katherine Allen Smith and Scott WellsStudies in the History of Christian Traditions.  Brill, 2009.  Pages 113 - 135.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abbesses Agius of Corvey, Author- Vita Hathumodae Bad Gandersheim, Niedersachsen, Germany- A House of Canonesses Founded by Count Liudolf Commemoration Hagiography Hathumoda, Abbess of Gandersheim Monasticism Ottonian Dynasty Patronage, Ecclesiastical Politics Saxons Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 9- 10
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  • Author's Affiliation: California State University, Los Angeles
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9789004171251
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