Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7906
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Cullum , P. H.
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  • Title: Gendering Charity in Medieval Hagiography [the author argues that not only did ideas about gendered behavior affect views of sanctity but conceptions of sanctity also had an impact on gender roles; men were expected to be charitable but responsible while women were often characterized as irresponsible, excessive, and other negative feminine stereotypes; in transgressing gender lines some charitable holy women and men were still canonized (e.g., Saint Francis and Elizabeth of Hungary) while others were rejected as role models (e.g., Charles of Blois and Peter Valdes)].
  • Source: Gender and Holiness: Men, Women, and Saints in Late Medieval Europe.  Edited by Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih.  Routledge, 2002.  Pages 135 - 151.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Alms and Almsgiving Charity Femininity Gender Hagiography Jacob of Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa- Legenda Aurea Masculinity Poverty Transgendered Practices Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 13- 14
  • Related Resources: Cullum's article, "Gendering Charity in Medieval Hagiography," looks at the ways that women and men gave charity. Although many scholars have noted that charity was often a women's avenue to sanctity, Cullum points out that women's limited access to money
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Huddersfield
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0415258219
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