Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4597
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Craig , Leigh Ann
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  • Title: Stronger Than Men and Braver Than Knights: Women and the Pilgrimages to Jerusalem and Rome in the Later Middle Ages
  • Source: Journal of Medieval History 29, 3 (September 2003): Pages 153 - 175.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Fabri, Felix, Dominican Theologian- Evagatorium in Terrae Sanctae, Arabiae et Egypti Peregrinationem Jerusalem, Israel/West Bank Kempe, Margery, Mystic Lay Piety Pilgrimage Rome Travel Women in Active Roles Women in Religion Women's Status
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean;Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Abstract: Women who participated in the long-distance pilgrimages to Jerusalem and Rome in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries faced a variety of economic and social barriers. Based upon the pilgrimage narratives of Margery Kempe, Felix Fabri, and others, this article examines the strategies women used to overcome those barriers both before and during the journey. While resistance to women's pilgrimages was strong, in part, because they did not fit their quotidian roles as caregivers, it was nevertheless to aspects of those same normative roles that women appealed in order to justify their pilgrimages and shield themselves from censure during their journeys.
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03044181
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