Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4359
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  • Title: Gendering Viragos: Medieval Perceptions of Powerful Women [The author explores the medieval concept of the virago, a lordly woman who exercised authoritative powers. Case studies include Adelaide, duchess of Turin; Gunhild, sister of Swein, the Danish king of England; Bertrada of Montfort, wife of King Louis VI; and Adela, countess of Blois. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women 4: Victims or Viragos?  Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless.  Four Courts Press, 2005.  Pages 17 - 38.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Gender Noble Women Politics Power Viragos Virile Women Women in Active Roles
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  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1851828885