Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8535
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rieder , Paula M.
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  • Title: Insecure Borders: Symbols of Clerical Privilege and Gender Ambiguity in the Liturgy of Churching [The author argues that while churching recognized male superiority and clerical authority it also allowed for gender subversion with women invading holy places and repeatedly celebrating the rite in honor of their neighbors].
  • Source: The Material Culture of Sex, Procreation, and Marriage in Premodern Europe.  Edited by Anne L. McClanan and Karen Rosoff EncarnaciĆ³n.  Palgrave, 2002.  Pages 93 - 113.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Churching Clergy Ecclesiastical Vestments- Stoles Gender Liturgy Mothers Ritual Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: One figure. Figure One Pontifical of William Durandus, historiated letter "O" from the ordo for the rite of churching (Boulogne-sur-Mer, B. M., ms. 85, fol. 305).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Nebraska, Kearney
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312240015
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