Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4032
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Edwards , J. Michele.
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  • Title: Women in Music to ca. 1450 [the author provides a brief overview touching on trobairitz, female minstrels, women and music at royal courts throughout Europe and Japan, Byzantine women who composed music, the varied kinds of music in women's religious houses, and Hildegard of Bingen's music].
  • Source: Women and Music: A History.  Edited by Karin Pendle.  Second edition. Indiana University Press, 2001.  Pages 26 - 53.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Composers Music Trobairitz
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  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Illustrations: Two figures. Figure One Two women play chess while a slave or servant entertains with lute music, "Libro de los juegos" (Book of Games), produced at the court of Alfonso the Wise (1221- 1284) (Madrid, Escorial, MS J.T.6). Figure Two Hildegard of Bingen with the nun Richardis and Hildegard's secretary, Volmar (Lucca, Biblioteca Statale di Lucca, MS Cod. lat. 1942).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Macalester College
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0253338190