Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4876
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  • Title: Becoming Christian, Becoming Male? [Judaism and islam, in the view of medieval Christians, promoted gender disorder with feminized men and dominating women].
  • Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1997.  Pages 21 - 41.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Conversion, Religious Gender Jews Masculinity Muslims
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Abstract: This essay examines intersections and dissonances between medieval discourses of gender and of religious/racial difference, suggesting that religious conversion did not necessarily entail a parallel conversion of gender identity. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing at http://www.garlandpub.com].
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815328362
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