Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4357
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  • Title: The Gender of Lordly Women: The Case of Adela of Blois [The author argues that scholars who view medieval women rulers as "honorary men" are wrong. Instead medieval understandings of gender and lordship situated ruling women like Adela within royal and noble families. While acknowledging that they sometimes needed to act like men, it did not negate their femininity since they fulfilled important roles as daughters, wives, and mothers. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women: Pawns or Players?  Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless.  Four Courts Press, 2003.  Pages 90 - 110.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Adela, Countess of Blois Countesses Gender Noble Women Patronage, Ecclesiastical Politics Power Rulers Virile Women
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1851827749
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