Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8440
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Karras , Ruth Mazo.
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  • Title: Sexuality in the Middle Ages [The author provides a brief overview of the important issues involved in the study of sexuality in the Middle Ages including male-female relations, attitudes of the Church, representations in literature, rape, and homosexuality].
  • Source: The Medieval World.  Edited by Peter Linehan and Janet L. Nelson.  Routledge, 2001.  Pages 279 - 293.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Rape Sexuality
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  • Illustrations: Three figures. Figure One "Naked Man Reaches out for a Naked Woman," Bayeux Tapestry, eleventh century. Figure Two "Nun Harvesting Penises," Illumination from the "Roman de la Rose" (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS. Fr. 25526, fol. 196r.) Figure Three "Couples Feasting While Bathing," Illumination from Valerius Maximus, "Facta et dicta memorabilia" (Leipzig, Universitätsbibliothek, MS. 11b, Bd. 2, fol. 269r.)
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Minnesota
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0415181518
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