Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9766
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Riddy , Felicity.
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  • Title: Looking Closely: Authority and Intimacy in the Late Medieval Urban Home [The author explores the meanings of "home" and "homeliness" in late medieval English texts. She argues that it was a place where women took care of all the needs of the body. The author suggests that this kind of intimacy promoted a certain egalitarian attitude in the bourgeois home. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Gendering the Master Narrative: Women and Power in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Mary C. Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski.  Cornell University Press, 2003.  Pages 212 - 228.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body Caregivers and Caregiving Cities and Towns Domestic Space Gender Home, Image of Households Intimacy Private Sphere and Public Sphere
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of York
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0801441129
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