Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3541
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ingham , Patricia Clare.
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  • Title: From Kinship to Kingship: Mourning, Gender, and Anglo-Saxon Community [The author examines the characters Wealthow and Hildeburh in "Beowulf" and, to a lesser degree, the poems, "The Wife's Lament" and "Wulf and Eadwacer." Ingham argues that the women do important cultural work as the ones responsible for hopeless loss. In the larger historical moment they uphold the ties of kinship as society comes to accept the personal loyalty owed to a centralizing sovereign. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Grief and Gender: 700-1700.  Edited by Jennifer C. Vaught with Lynne Dickson Bruckner.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 17 - 31.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Beowulf, Old English Epic Family Gender in Literature Hildeburh (Literary Figure) Literature- Verse Mourning in Literature Queens in Literature Wealhtheow (Literary Figure) Women in Active Roles Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 8-9
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  • Author's Affiliation: Indiana University
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312293828
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