Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7841
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schein , Sylvia.
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  • Title: Women in Medieval Colonial Society: The Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in the Twelfth Century [The author argues that noble and royal women in the Crusader Kingdom had a better legal status and more freedom of action than women in Europe because the conditions of constant war often overruled traditional gender roles. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Gendering the Crusades.  Edited by Susan B. Edgington and Sarah Lambert.  University of Wales Press, 2001.  Pages 140 - 153.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Inheritance Jerusalem (Latin Kingdom) Law Life Expectancy Marriage Noble Women Politics Succession Women in Active Roles
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: Schein argues that women in the Latin Kingdom enjoyed more legal rights, held more important positions and carried out more functions than their contemporaries in Europe. Male settlers' notoriously short lifespan and distraction by constant warfare ensure
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Haifa
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0708317057
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