Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5483
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): French , Kathrine L.
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  • Title: Women in the Late Medieval English Parish [The author argues that parish guilds in England were important because they gave women the opportunity to join single-sex organizations that were approved by the community. Women took leadership roles and created activities and rituals that were meaningful for their lives. While generally reinforcing accepted gender behaviors, customs like Hocktide (in which women held men captive for ransom-contributions to the parish) made authorities uneasy. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Gendering the Master Narrative: Women and Power in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Mary C. Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski.  Cornell University Press, 2003.  Pages 156 - 173.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Community Life Economics Fund Raising Hocktide, Holiday Lay Piety Leadership Office Holding Parish Guilds Parishes Women in Active Roles
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: State University of New York, New Paltz
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0801441129
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