Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8397
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Girsch , Elizabeth Stevens.
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  • Title: Metaphorical Usage, Sexual Exploitation, and Divergence in the Old English Terminology for Male and Female Slaves [differences in female and male usage with an emphasis for females on sexual availability and, in metaphorical cases in religious writings, on humility and passivity].
  • Source: The Work of Work: Servitude, Slavery, and Labor in Medieval England.  Edited by Allen J. Frantzen and Douglas Moffat.  Cruithne Press, 1994.  Pages 30 - 54.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Etymology Old English Language Sexuality Slave, Image of Slaves
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 7- 8- 9- 10- 11
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Michigan
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1873448031