Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4221
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): McCash , June Hall.
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  • Title: The Cultural Patronage of Medieval Women: An Overview [the author discusses the reasons for women's patronage of literature, art, and the Church including politics, religion, education for themselves or their children, and sources of entertainment for their court; she concludes by noting that one of women's motives for patronage "was the need to influence societal attitudes and make their voices heard." (p.34)].
  • Source: The Cultural Patronage of Medieval Women.  Edited by June Hall McCash.  University of Georgia Press, 1996.  Pages 1 - 49.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Noble Women Patronage Patronage, Literary Queens
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Illustrations: Four Figures. Figure One "Saint Radegund," maunscript illumination (Poitiers, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 250, f.43v.). Figure Two "Fortunatus," manuscript illumination (Poitiers, Bibliothèque Municipale, MS 250, f. 21v). Figure Three Manuscript illumination, Marcia painting her self-portrait, using a mirror (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS Français 124 20, f. 101v). Figure Four Manuscript illumination, Mirror of Reason in Christine de Pizan's "Livre de la Cité des dames" (London, British Library, Harley MS 4431, f. 290).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Middle Tennessee State University
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820317014
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