Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5699
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Stoertz , Fiona Harris.
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  • Title: Sex and the Medieval Adolescent [The author provides a brief overview of ideas about sexuality and about the sexual behaviors of adolescents. The author concentrates on four groups in the late Middle Ages: monks, male and female royalty and nobles, university students (all young men), and female and male apprentices. Stoertz concludes that young women did not enjoy the freedom that most young men (excluding monks) had in sexual matters, though it was commonly acknowledged that all young people were lustful and full of passion. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: The Premodern Teenager: Youth in Society, 1150-1650.  Edited by Konrad Eisenbichler.  Publications of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Essays and Studies, 1. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2002.  Pages 225 - 243.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Adolescents Monks Sexuality
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Author's Affiliation: Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0772720185
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