Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9001
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gilchrist , Roberta.
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  • Title: Ambivalent Bodies: Gender and Medieval Archaeology [argues that medieval archaeology has been largely gender-neutral and has missed both female and male agency ; includes short case studies of the gift-exchange of women, burial and commemoration for women and men, and gender and housing].
  • Source: Invisible People and Processes: Writing Gender and Childhood into European Archaeology.  Edited by Jenny Moore and Eleanor Scott.  Leicester University Press, 1997.  Pages 42 - 58.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Archaeology Architecture- Secular Burials Exchange of Women Gender Grave Goods
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Illustrations: Five figures. Figure One Sketch of a burial of an Anglo-Saxon woman with grave goods. Figure Two Medieval cross slab grave cover from Durham with shears (typically a female symbol) and a book (typically a male clerical symbol). Figure Three Medieval cross slab cover from Melmerby with shears and the usually male clerical symbols of the chalice and book. Figure Four Division of Space based on gender at the Romano-British hall at Warnborough.
  • Table: One graph. Graph of knife blade lengths in early Saxon burials according to sex and age group (adults versus juveniles).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Reading
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0718500237
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