Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8442
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Karras , Ruth Mazo.
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  • Title: Young Knights under the Feminine Gaze ["The women served a ratifying function for a youth's entry into a masculine hierarchy of knightly prestige, but they did not themselves choose the criteria by which they evaluated men. A woman's gaze at a young knight was not a sign of her activity as opposed to his passivity, but rather the sign that she was the prize he was to win, the currency in which his worth in other men's eyes was to be measured." Page 203.]
  • Source: The Premodern Teenager: Youth in Society, 1150-1650.  Edited by Konrad Eisenbichler.  Publications of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Essays and Studies, 1. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2002.  Pages 189 - 205.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chivalry Female Gaze Knights Male Adolescents Man Woman Relationships Masculinity Noble Men Reputation Warfare and Warriors
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Minnesota
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0772720185
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