Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5397
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  • Title: The "Banshenchas" Revisited [both versions, the verse and later prose text, reveal an aristocratic circle that intermarried for political purposes; liberal divorce laws allowed multiple marriages for women as well as men].
  • Source: Chattel, Servant, or Citizen: Women's Status in Church, State, and Society.  Edited by Mary O' Dowd and Sabine Wichert.  Historical Studies 19. Papers Read Before the XXIst Irish Conference of Historians, Held at Queen's University of Belfast, 27-30 May 1993. Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen's University of Belfast, 1995.  Pages 70 - 81.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Genealogy Gilla Mo- Dutu Ó Caiside- Banshenchas (Lore of Women) Ireland Irish Literature Literature- Prose Literature- Verse Marriage Noble Women Politics
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Table: Three genealogical charts for the families of the Uí Cheinnselaig, Uí Bhriain, and Uí Chonchobair.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0853895678
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