Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3988
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Vroom , Theresia de.
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  • Title: In the Context of "Rough Music": The Representation of Unequal Couples in Some Medieval Plays [The author discusses the custom of "charivari" in which the community shamed and mocked inappropriate couples (including age disparity, adultery, and such violations of gender norms as shrewish wives and henpecked husbands). Vroom offers some examples fr
  • Source: European Medieval Drama 2, ( 1998): Pages 237 - 260.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Charivari, Folk Custom Cuckolds in Art Cuckolds in Literature Husbands in Literature Iconography Joseph, Saint in Literature Literature- Drama Marriage in Literature Shame Wives in Literature
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Nine Figures. Figure One Cowlstaff-riding or skimminton of a hen-pecked husband, detail from plasterwork, circa 1600 (Somerset, Montacute House, Great Hall). Figure Two Master B.R., "Old Fool Embracing Young Woman with a Dog" ("Narr mit junger Frau und Hund") (Dresden, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen A.572). Figure Three Albrecht Dürer, "Old Wife and Young Fool" in Sebastian Brant, "Das Narrenschiff," 23 August 1494). Figure Four Albrecht Dürer, "Dame Venus Holding Cleric, Ass, Monkey, and Fool on Leashes" in Sebastian Brant, "Das Narrenschiff," 23 August 1494). Figure Five Hans Baldung Grien, "Aristotle and Phyllis," woodcut, 1514 (Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Kupferstichkabinett, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Holl. 232/B.487). Figure Six Albrecht Dürer, "Old Man and Young Woman" ("Das ungleiche Paar"), engraving, circa 1495 (Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Kupferstichkabinett , Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Holl. 77/B.93.) Figure Seven Pieter Bruegel the Elder, "The Allegory of Temperance," pen and ink, circa 1560 (Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, inv. no. N-1). Figure Eight Niklaus Manuel, "Young Man, Old Woman, and Demon in a Courtyard, c. 1515 (Basel, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Kupferstichkabinett, inv. 1932, 222). Figure Nine Albrecht Dürer, "The Dream of the Doctor Cor Idler," circa 1500 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fletcher Fund, 1919, 19.73.87).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Loyola Marymount University
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 12877484
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