Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7827
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Murray , Jacqueline.
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  • Title: Masculinizing Religious Life: Sexual Prowess, the Battle for Chastity and Monastic Identity [The author argues that both monks and priests were concerned to maintain their masculine identity even when the most pronounced markers (fathering children and waging war) were now forbidden. Murray identifies two compensatory strategies. Clergy saw themselves as possessing sexual potency because they struggled for celibacy. Moreover they wed the language of military prowess in their battle for celibacy. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Holiness and Masculinity in the Middle Ages.  Edited by P. H. Cullum and Katherine J. Lewis.  Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series. University of Wales Press, 2004.  Pages 24 - 42.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chastity Clergy- Sexual Behavior Masculinity Sexuality Warfare and Warriors
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Guelph
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0708318940
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