Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6599
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Helvétius , Anne-Marie
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  • Title: Virgo et Virago: Réflexions sur le pouvoir du voile consacré d'après les sources hagiographiques de la Gaule du nord [The author examines the kinds of power that women acquired by becoming nuns. She argues that virginity and, even more, virility (an egalitarian, unisex ideal in which consecrated women became honorary men) gave religious women a special importance. However, in terms of the power available to every nun, it was essentially confined to the cultural area of learning and to the command of laymen of lower status. 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 189 - 203.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Hagiography Monasticism Power Virginity Virile Women Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11
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  • Author's Affiliation: Université du Littoral
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2905637358
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