Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7005
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Smith , Brendan.
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  • Title: I Have Nothing But Through Her: Women and the Conquest of Ireland, 1170-1240 [The author explores the various roles that women played: given as prizes in marriage to cement alliances among the conquerors, victims of brutality and rape from the invading army, and inciters to "grant crueté" whether urging their husbands to sterner retaliations or, like Alice of Abervenny, the beheader of seventy Irish prisoners after the battle of Baginbun. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women: Pawns or Players?  Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless.  Four Courts Press, 2003.  Pages 49 - 58.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Giraldus Cambrensis, Historian Ireland Marriage Violence Warfare and Warriors
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Bristol
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1851827749
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