Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6202
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gros , Gérard.
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  • Title: L'Épouse du comte du IXe au XIe siècle: Transformation d'un modèle et idéologie du pouvoir [The author argues that the wives of counts took on a new importance in the Carolingian era. The Church encouraged a model of marriage in which the wife served as counselor to the count. Other indications of the change in the role of the countess were the appearance of the term "comitissa" in documents, the need for the consent of the countess in property donations initiated by her husband, and the listings of the husband and wife together in monastic "libri memoriales." Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Femmes et pouvoirs des femmes à Byzance et en Occident (VIe -XIe siècles). Colloque international organisé les 28, 29 et 30 mars 1996 à Bruxelles et Villeneuve d'Ascq.  Edited by Stéphane Lebecq, Alain Dierkens, Régine Le Jan, and Jean-Marie Sansterre.  Centre de Recherche sur l'Histoire de l'Europe du Nord-Ouest, Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3, 1999.  Pages 65 - 73.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Advice Countesses Noble Women Power
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 9-10
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  • Author's Affiliation: Université d'Amiens
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2905637358