Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7824
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Murray , Jacqueline.
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  • Title: The Law of Sin That is in My Members: The Problem of Male Embodiment [the author argues that there was a problem not only with women's bodies but with men's as well; there was a fundamental dis-ease with the male body and its manifestations of sexuality as seen in such examples as Abelard's castration and the problem of nocturnal emissions].
  • Source: Gender and Holiness: Men, Women, and Saints in Late Medieval Europe.  Edited by Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih.  Routledge, 2002.  Pages 9 - 22.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body Chastity Gender Male Sexuality Masculinity Nocturnal Emissions
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
  • Related Resources: Murray argues that the medieval tendency to see the male body as natural obscures male just as much as it obscures female embodiment. Furthermore, Murray contends that modern discussions, which see the female body as sexed, implicitly assume that men have
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Guelph
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0415258219
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