Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3167
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gerli , E. Michael.
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  • Title: Masculinity, Reform, and Clerical Culture: Narratives of Episcopal Holiness in the Gregorian Era [The author examines two versions of the "Life" of Saint Ulrich to trace the differences in the representation of masculinity, both clerical and lay. Miller argues that the proponents of the Gregorian Reform tried to establish a priestly hypermasculinity (untouched by female impurity and removed from familial entanglements) that separated the clergy from the male laity and justifed their special authority. Furthermore this competition between clerics and lay men strengthened the misogynist discourse in that era. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Church History 72, 1 (March 2003): Pages 25 - 52.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Adaptations Berno, Abbot of Reichenau- Vita Sancti Uodalrici Bishops in Literature Clergy Ecclesiastical Reform Gender in Literature Hagiography Man Man Relationships Masculinity Ulrich, Bishop of Augsburg, Saint
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Author's Affiliation: Georgetown University
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00096407
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