Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7849
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Meyer , Mati
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  • Title: The Levite's Concubine: Imaging the Marginal Woman in Byzantine Society [Provides comparative discussion of different representations of the rape of the concubine within the corpus of illuminated Byzantine manuscripts; extrapolates on what these different representations -particularly of clothing--reveal about contemporary clergy's attitudes towards the concepts of women, sexuality, and the function of marriage. Title note supplied by Feminae].
  • Source: Studies in Iconography 27, ( 2006): Pages 45 - 76.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Adultery Byzantium Chastity Clothing, Image of Concubines Iconography Illumination of Manuscripts Marriage Orthodox Eastern Clergy Patriarchy Prostitutes Rape in Art Sexual Violence Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript illumination; Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus (Jerusalem, Greek Patriarchate Library, cod. Taphou 14)
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Haifa, Israel
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01481029
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