Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4034
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Cuffel , Alexandra
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  • Title: The Matter of Others: Menstrual Blood and Uncontrolled Semen in Thirteenth-Century Kabbalists' Polemic against Christians, "Bad" Jews, and Muslims [The author argues that Kabbalist writers viewed sexual impurities and intercourse with non-Jewish women with alarm. These sins made Jewish men the equivalent of menstruating women in terms of the pollution they brought their families and the Jewish community. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom.  Edited by Katherine Allen Smith and Scott WellsStudies in the History of Christian Traditions.  Brill, 2009.  Pages 249 - 284.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abulafia, Abraham, Kabbalist Gender Josef ibn Gikatilla, Kabbalist Judaism Islam Kabbalah, Jewish Theosophic Movement Masculinity Menstruation Mystics Polemic Ritual Purity Semen Sexuality Zohar, Kabbalistic Work
  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: Macalester College
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9789004171251
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