Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 6612
Author(s): Walker, Alicia.
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Title : Myth and Magic in Early Byzantine Marriage Jewelry: The Persistence of Pre-Christian Traditions [the author argues that early Byzantine marriage rings were intended to promote and protect marital harmony; "In contrast to the marriage belt from the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and the belt buckle from the Metropolitan Museum, Byzantine marriage rings do not express an overt association with pagan traditions. But, the resonance of their inscriptions with pagan magical texts may still indicate a perpetuation, on some level, of non-Christian practices and beliefs within the social context of Byzantine marriage." p. 69]
Source: The Material Culture of Sex, Procreation, and Marriage in Premodern Europe.   Edited by Anne L. McClanan and Karen Rosoff EncarnaciĆ³n .   Palgrave, 2002.  Pages 59 - 78.
Year of Publication: 2002.

2. Record Number: 6632
Author(s): Skemer, Don C.
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Title : Amulet Rolls and Female Devotion in the Late Middle Ages [medieval written amulets in scroll form rarely survive, but those that do frequently are intended to guarantee safety in pregnancy and childbirth; these amulets might be read aloud, bound to the woman or even fed to her; many of the surviving rolls are dedicated to Margaret of Antioch, the patron saint of pregnant women; this article edits one such roll (with the Latin text presented in the appendix) and provides a plate with a picture of the original; its mention of Saint Sigismund, a Burgundian martyr, may point to an origin in or near the ancient Burgundian realm; some of the charms are general ones, intended to provide generalized protection; but others make specific reference to childbirth, the greatest period of danger in many women's lives; other religious objects, including books of hours, were expected to serve similar protective purposes].
Source: Scriptorium , 55., 2 ( 2001):  Pages 197 - 227.
Year of Publication: 2001.

3. Record Number: 4187
Author(s): Tuerk, Jacquelyn.
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Title : An Early Byzantine Inscribed Amulet and Its Narratives
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies , 23., ( 1999):  Pages 25 - 42.
Year of Publication: 1999.

4. Record Number: 31815
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Title : Rune Stick with a Charm for the Protection of Kristina
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies , 23., ( 1999):
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5. Record Number: 31849
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Title : Pendant Amulet in the Shape of a Woman, Possibly a Valkyrie
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies , 23., ( 1999):
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6. Record Number: 34806
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Title : Pendant with Aphrodite Anadyomene
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies , 23., ( 1999):
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