Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8014
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Berman , Constance H.
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  • Title: Eleanor of Aquitane and the Quarrel Over Medieval Women's Power [Third article in a roundtable entitled "Re-presenting Eleanor of Aquitaine." The author addresses the historiography of women in the Middle Ages, arguing that since medieval survey courses are often taught in two parts, the periodization distorts women's history. Berman urges historians to do more archival work, particularly in monastic sources where the careers of postmenopausal women who exercised power and authority are more apparent. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Feminist Forum 37, (Spring 2004): Pages 21 - 26.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Historiography Monasticism Periodization Power Women in Religion Women's History Women's Status
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Iowa
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 15368742
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