Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2162
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Knapp , Peggy A.
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  • Title: Unfit to Bear Arms: The Gendering of Arms and Armour in Accounts of Women on Crusade [the author examines various models that were used to indicate the significant ages in men's and women's lives; in the latter half of the article, the author concentrates on medieval Italian child brides, using case studies, prescriptive literature, and legal evidence to argue that consummated marriages with pre-pubescent girls was not uncommon because a woman's period of biologic utility was viewed as brief and fleeting].
  • Source: Gendering the Crusades.  Edited by Susan B. Edgington and Sarah Lambert.  University of Wales Press, 2001.  Pages 45 - 58.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Amazons Armor Crusades in Literature Gender Muslims Warfare and Warriors Weapons
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Author's Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0708317057
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