Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6901
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Phillips , Kim M.
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  • Title: Maidenhood as the Perfect Age of Woman's Life [The author explores the idea of what was the ideal age for women, drawing evidence from the "Pearl," stories of the virgin martyrs, and representations of the Virgin Mary during the Assumption and the Coronation].
  • Source: Young Medieval Women.  Edited by Katherine J. Lewis, Noel James Menuge, and Kim M. Phillips.  St. Martin's Press, 1999.  Pages 1 - 24.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Age Groups Beauty Female Adolescents Femininity Girls Life Cycle Pearl, Middle English Poem Pearl Maiden (Literary Figure) Virginity
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
  • Related Resources: Kim Phillips' essay Maidenhood as the Perfect Age of Woman's Life" provides a strong introduction to the essays. Phillips presents a compelling analysis of the ideal age for women. While medieval writers had a highly developed articulation of the life cyc
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Auckland
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312221304
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