Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3115
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rieger , Angelica.
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  • Title: Crusading or Spinning [The author argues that the portrayal of women in Crusade texts goes beyond simple representation to symbolic purposes. For example, sometimes authors used female characters to emphasize the masculine nature of the Crusades, and at other times Christian women were contrasted with Muslim women to highlight good behavior. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Gendering the Crusades.  Edited by Susan B. Edgington and Sarah Lambert.  University of Wales Press, 2001.  Pages 1 - 15.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Crusades Femininity Gender Masculinity Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 11-12
  • Related Resources: One potential answer is proffered by Susan Lambert, who shows that cultural definitions of maleness are often determined by its contrast, femaleness. For example, accounts of men sending wool and distaff to males who failed to enlist in the crusade and wo
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  • Author's Affiliation: Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0708317057
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