Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6813
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Dressler , Rachel.
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  • Title: Steel Corpse: Imaging the Knight in Death [The author argues that British tomb effigies constructed an elite, warrior masculinity].
  • Source: Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities: Men in the Medieval West.  Edited by Jacqueline Murray.  Garland Medieval Casebooks, volume 25. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, volume 2078. Garland Publishing, 1999.  Pages 135 - 167.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Armor Art History- Sculpture Body Genealogy Knights in Art Masculinity in Art Social Class Tomb Effigies Warfare and Warriors
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Illustrations: Eleven Figures. Figure One " William LongespĂ©e," tomb effigy in Salisbury Cathedral, circa 1240s, right side. Figure Two "William LongespĂ©e," tomb effigy, left side. Figure Three "Archbishop de Gray," tomb effigy , York Cathedral, circa 1255. Figure Four "King John," tomb effigy, Worcester Cathedral, 1225-1230. Figure Five "Unknown Knight," tomb effigy, Rippingdale, early fourteenth century. Figure Six "William, Second Lord Ros of Hamlake," tomb effigy, Temple Church, London, early fourteenth century. Figure Seven "Unknown Knight," tomb effigy, Dorchester Abbey, circa.1260, left side. The author points out the physicality of the Knight with powerful, twisted legs. Figure Eight "Unknown Knight, " Dorchester Abbey, right side. Figure Nine "Unknown knight," Dorchester Abbey, detail of upper body. Figure Ten "Unknown Knight," Dorchester Abbey, detail of lower body. Figure Eleven "Unknown Lady," tomb effigy, Worcester Cathedral, circa 1250.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Albany, State University of New York
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815330308
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