Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7632
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Salih , Sarah.
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  • Title: The Medieval Looks Back: A Response to "Troubled Vision" [Salih provides a brief case study of manuscript illuminations of monsters from a copy of "Mandeville's Travels." She argues that the hyper-masculinity of the naked giants defines them as other, bereft of culture and social order. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality, and Sight in Medieval Text and Image.  Edited by Emma Campbell and Robert Mills.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.  Pages 223 - 231.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Film Theory Gender Illumination of Manuscripts Imperialism Mandeville, Sir John, Travel Writer Masculinity in Art Monsters in Art Nude in Art Sight
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; London, British Library MS Harley 3954. Salih observes blank spaces left for illustrations, arguing that layout for illuminations was carefully planned.
  • Illustrations: One Figure. Figure One Cannibalistic giants and blemmyes (headless human-like creatures with faces on their chests), manuscript illumination, from "Mandeville's Travels," circa 1430 (London, British Library, MS 3954, fol. 42r.).
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  • Abstract: Salih's response considers the reciprocity of visions of the medieval and objectifications of the Middle Ages in modern discourse; she engages with some of the concerns of the collection by discussing an example from an illustrated manuscript of "Mandeville's Travels." [(c) Emma Campbell and Robert Mills. Reprinted with permission of Palgrave MacMillan.]
  • Author's Affiliation: University of East Anglia
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1403963436
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