Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5484
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): French , Katherine L.
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  • Title: The Seat under Our Lady: Gender and Seating in Late Medieval English Parish Churches [The author argues that women's seating arrangements in churches give access to information about women in parish life that is otherwise unavailable. In her study of pew usage in Winchester, French demonstrates that women had a sanctioned space in the nave that frequently expressed status and the promotion of family interests. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Women's Space: Patronage, Place, and Gender in the Medieval Church.  Edited by Virginia Chieffo Raguin and Sarah Stanbury.  State University of New York Press, 2005.  Pages 141 - 160.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Churches Ecclesiastical Space Gender Parishes Pews Social Class London, Greater London, England- Westminster Abbey, Parish Church of St. Margaret's Women's Community
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Table: Four tables. Table One Seating in Westminster, 1460-1530. Includes figures for those buying seats and moving seats by sex. Table Two Men's seating in Westminster, 1460-1530. It divides figures between men with wives and those without wives. Table Three Seat purchasing in relation to spouse in Westminster, 1460-1530. Table Four Women's Seating in Westminster, 1460-1530. Including figures for those with and without husbands.
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  • Author's Affiliation: State University of New York, New Paltz
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0791463656
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