Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9537
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Blamires , Alcuin.
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  • Title: Caput a femina, membra a viris: Gender Polemic in Abelard's Letter "On the Authority and Dignity of the Nun's Profession [Abelard, at the request of Heloise, writes about the precedents for and the origins of female religious, emphasizing their parity, priority, exclusivity, and supremacy in a pro-feminist apology].
  • Source: The Tongue of the Fathers: Gender and Ideology in Twelfth-Century Latin.  Edited by David Townsend and Andrew Taylor.  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.  Pages 55 - 79.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abelard, Peter, Philosopher- Letters- De Auctoritate Vel Dignitate Ordinis Sanctimonialium Bible Exegesis Gender Heloise, Abbess of Le Paraclet Monasticism Polemics- Women
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: Rounding out the block of Abelard-and-Heloise essays is Alcuin Blamires' contribution, Caput a femina, membra a viris: Gender Polemic in Abelard's Letter 'On the Authority and Dignity of the Nun's Profession". In sharp contrast to Desmond's extensive use
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Wales, Lampeter
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0812234405
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