Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4095
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Cain , James D.
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  • Title: Unnatural History: Gender and Genealogy in Gerald of Wales's "Topographia Hibernica" [In his text, the "Topographia Hibernica," Giradus Cambrensis had two major complaints about the Irish: their sexual immorality and their difficulties in organizing themselves politically. He saw these as symptoms of the lack of self-restraint which plagued the country in many different ways. The Anglo-Normans attempted to impose order in Ireland through inheritance favoring the eldest son and marriage according to the dictates of the Church. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source URL: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 29-43. Link Info target = '_blank'>Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 29-43. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bestiality Body Gender Giraldus Cambrensis, Historian- Topographia Hibernica Imperialism Ireland Latin Literature Neoplatonism Politics Sexuality
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10432213
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