Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 29257
Author(s): Neff, Amy,
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Title : The Humble Man's Wedding: Two Late Thirteenth-Century Franciscan Images of the "Miracle at Cana" : [The author analyzes two Franciscan-inspired paintings of the Miracle at Cana, a fresco in the Upper Church of San Francesco in Assisi and a full-page illustration in the “Supplicationes variae,” a devotional manual. Neff traces iconography and theolog
Source: Gothic Art and Thought in the Later Medieval Period: Essays in Honor of Willibald Sauerländer.   Edited by Colum Hourihane .   Index of Christian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University in association with Penn State University Press, 2011.  Pages 292 - 323.
Year of Publication: 2011.

2. Record Number: 20332
Author(s): Santi, Francesco
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Title : La scrittura nella scrittura di Caterina da Siena [The later Middle Ages saw an abandonment of confidence in language by intellectuals, with a related decline in exegesis of the Bible. Catherine of Siena used passages from the Bible, but she frequently used only a single phrase instead of full quotations
Source: Dire l'ineffabile: Caterina da Siena e il linguaggio della mistica.   Edited by Lino Leonardi and Pietro Trifone .   Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2006.  Pages 41 - 69.
Year of Publication: 2006.

3. Record Number: 20780
Author(s): Eckhard, Simon
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Title : The First German Mary Assumption Play (c.1300) and the Mary Portal of Strasbourg Cathedral [Investigates the relationship between thirteenth and fourteenth century German Assumption plays, the Song of Solomon/Song of Songs, and the carvings of Strasbourg Cathedral. Focuses on the plays' and carvings' use of the figures of "Ecclesia" as bride and God as Solomon, with God/Solomon's embrace of "Synagoga" acting as a device to encourage the conversion of Jews. The relationship between Mary and the figure of "Ecclesia" is also discussed. Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: European Medieval Drama , 9., ( 2005):  Pages 1 - 23.
Year of Publication: 2005.

4. Record Number: 20783
Author(s): Sarit, Shalev-Eyni
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Title : In the Days of the Barley Harvest: the Iconography of Ruth [Provides a comparative study of the iconographic devices used in the Tripartite Mahzor and the Padua Bible to represent the story of Ruth. Special attention is paid to how the relationship of the illustrations in the two documents reflects contemporary Christian interest in Jewish pictorial tradition. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Artibus et Historiae , 51., ( 2005):  Pages 37 - 58.
Year of Publication: 2005.

5. Record Number: 13676
Author(s): Healy, Patrick.
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Title : Merito nominetur virago: Matilda of Tuscany in the Polemics of the Investiture Contest [The author explores Matilda's importance as an armed protector of Pope Gregory VII and the reform movement as well as her role as an inspiration for Bible exegesis and other polemics in the Gregorian versus royalist struggle. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women 4: Victims or Viragos?   Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless .   Four Courts Press, 2005. Artibus et Historiae , 51., ( 2005):  Pages 49 - 56.
Year of Publication: 2005.

6. Record Number: 19231
Author(s): Keller, Hildegard Elisabeth
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Title : Segreti. Uno studio semantico sulla mistica femminile medievale [Medieval mystics frequently wrote about hidden or secret realities. Didactic texts tried to teach an approach to these secrets, while autobiographies presented mysteries that the mystic had experienced. Female mystics, as well as some men, frequently presented their experience in erotic terms derived from the Bible and including terms for pregnancy and birth. Many of them said they were compelled to reveal secrets they had learned. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Storia delle donne 1 (2005): 201-220.
Year of Publication: 2005.

7. Record Number: 10540
Author(s): Fassler, Margot.
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Title : Music For the Love Feast: Hildegard of Bingen and the "Song of Songs" [The author focuses on two scriptural themes: the love feast of the "Song of Songs" and the song of the Lamb's high court from the "Book of Revelations." Fassler traces these themes in Hildegard's songs for St. Ursula and in her musical play, the "Ordo virtutum." Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Women's Voices across Musical Worlds.   Edited by Jane A. Bernstein .   Northeastern University Press, 2004.  Pages 92 - 117.
Year of Publication: 2004.

8. Record Number: 11667
Author(s): Marchetto, Giuliano.
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Title : Primus fuit Lamech: La bigamia tra irregolarita e delitto nella dottrina di diritto commune [Bigamy was an equivocal term in early medieval law, originally used for both remarriage and polygamy. A man who remarried, married a widow or wed a single woman who was not a virgin was denied promotion to holy orders. Only gradually was the term restricted to a man who had two or more wives at once. Arguments against polygamy, which was sanctioned by the Old Testament, turned on domestic harmony or on the impossibility of two marriages coexisting under the New Law. Roman law punished a bigamist for seduction, not for adultery. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Trasgressioni: Seduzione, concubinato, adulterio, bigamia (XIV-XVIII secolo).   Edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi and Diego Quaglini .   Il Mulino, 2004.  Pages 43 - 105.
Year of Publication: 2004.

9. Record Number: 9510
Author(s): Walters, Lori J.
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Title : The Royal Vernacular: Poet and Patron in Christine de Pizan's "Charles V" and the "Sept Psaumes Allégorisés [The author argues that Christine speaks as a female Evangelist, substituting Middle French for Biblical Hebrew. Christine does much to affirm the sanctity and authority of Middle French. Walters also underlines the serious political issues addressed in b
Source: The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature.   Edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Duncan Robertson, and Nancy Bradley Warren .   The New Middle Ages series. Palgrave, 2002.  Pages 145 - 182.
Year of Publication: 2002.

10. Record Number: 9508
Author(s): Powell, Morgan.
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Title : Translating Scripture for "Ma Dame de Champagne": The Old French "Paraphrase" of Psalm 44 ("Eructavit") [The author analyzes the Old French translation of Psalm Forty-Four made for Marie de Champagne. The poet sets his wedding song for Christ and his bride, Holy Church, within the context of the secular court which is seen as the equivalent of heaven. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature.   Edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Duncan Robertson, and Nancy Bradley Warren .   The New Middle Ages series. Palgrave, 2002.  Pages 83 - 103.
Year of Publication: 2002.

11. Record Number: 8523
Author(s): Van Deun, Peter.
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Title : La Parenté de la Vierge et du Christ dans une exégèse byzantine de Matthieu 1, 15-16 [The author explores a short Byzantine text associated with the "Unionum definitiones" by Maximus the Confessor. The text advances a new genealogy for Mary, so that she and Joseph are not first cousins. The author presents a transcription of the brief Gre
Source: Analecta Bollandiana , 119., 1 (juin 2001):  Pages 33 - 39.
Year of Publication: 2001.

12. Record Number: 4610
Author(s): Moore, Stephen D.
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Title : The "Song of Songs" in the History of Sexuality [The author argues that medieval commentators read the "Song of Songs" as an allegory about the celibate male as the Bride who unites with Christ as the Bridegroom].
Source: Church History , 69., 2 (June 2000):  Pages 328 - 349.
Year of Publication: 2000.

13. Record Number: 5497
Author(s): Lifshitz, Felice.
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Title : Gender and Exemplarity East of the Middle Rhine: Jesus, Mary, and the Saints in Manuscript Context
Source: Early Medieval Europe , 9., 3 ( 2000):  Pages 325 - 343.
Year of Publication: 2000.

14. Record Number: 5863
Author(s): Kienzle, Beverly Mayne.
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Title : Hildegard of Bingen's Teaching in Her "Expositiones evangeliorum" and "Ordo virtutum" [The author focuses on the variety of exegetical interpretations Hildegard offers in the "Expositiones"].
Source: Medieval Monastic Education.   Edited by George Ferzoco and Carolyn Muessig .   Leicester University Press, 2000. Early Medieval Europe , 9., 3 ( 2000):  Pages 72 - 86.
Year of Publication: 2000.

15. Record Number: 4609
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Title : The Virile Bride of Bernard of Clairvaux [The author analyzes the figure of the Bride in Bernard's "Sermon on the Song of Songs;" the Bride combines feminine affectivity with the rationality and strength of the masculine].
Source: Church History , 69., 2 (June 2000):  Pages 304 - 327.
Year of Publication: 2000.

16. Record Number: 3738
Author(s): Matter, E. Ann.
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Title : Mystical Marriage [The author traces the idea of mystical marriage which drew on Biblical exegesis, liturgy, mysticism, and monastic life; she argues that it represented a liberating potential].
Source: Women and Faith: Catholic Religious Life in Italy from Late Antiquity to the Present.   Edited by Lucetta Scaraffia and Gabriella Zarri .   Harvard University Press, 1999. Women in German Yearbook , 14., ( 1999):  Pages 31 - 41.
Year of Publication: 1999.

17. Record Number: 4827
Author(s): Bestul, Thomas H.
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Title : The Meditation on Mary Magdalene of Alexander Nequam [The author provides the first edition of Alexander Neckham's "Meditation on Mary Magdalene" written in Latin].
Source: Journal of Medieval Latin , 9., ( 1999):  Pages 1 - 40.
Year of Publication: 1999.

18. Record Number: 4715
Author(s): Parra-Pirela, Carlos Hugo.
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Title : Preaching by Hildegard and Aelred on the Purification of Mary [though their methods and gender emphases differed, both Hildegard and Aelred delivered a moral message to their listeners with an eschatological emphasis; the author includes a parallel chronology for Hildegard and Aelred as well as a comparison of the textual parallels in Hildegard's two sermons on the Purification of Mary].
Source: Magistra , 5., 1 (Summer 1999):  Pages 43 - 68.
Year of Publication: 1999.

19. Record Number: 3838
Author(s): Connon, Anne.
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Title : Among Friends? : Early German Evidence of Friendship among Women
Source: Women in German Yearbook , 14., ( 1999):  Pages 1 - 18.
Year of Publication: 1999.

20. Record Number: 5564
Author(s): Manion, Margaret M.
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Title : An Unusual Image of the Assumption in a Fourteenth-Century Dominican Choir-Book [within the initial the Virgin sits beside Christ, leaning on his shoulder and holding his hand; the author argues that the close, tender relationship depicted draws upon the "Song of Songs"; this image of the Assumption was soon displaced by the majestic
Source: The Art of the Book: Its Place in Medieval Worship.   Edited by Margaret M. Manion and Bernard J. Muir .   University of Exeter Press, 1998. Journal of Medieval Latin , 9., ( 1999):  Pages 153 - 161.
Year of Publication: 1998.

21. Record Number: 3523
Author(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. Journal of Medieval Latin , 9., ( 1999):  Pages 55 - 79.
Year of Publication: 1998.

22. Record Number: 2748
Author(s): de Martel, Gérard.
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Title : Un sermon anonyme sur Ruth 1, 22 pour la nativité de la Vierge Marie (Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College 358/585) [includes an edited version of the Latin sermon].
Source: Mediaeval Studies , 59., ( 1997):  Pages 1 - 18.
Year of Publication: 1997.

23. Record Number: 2271
Author(s): Kraman, Cynthia.
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Title : Communities of Otherness in Chaucer's "Merchant's Tale" [suggests that the female body, the Jewish text of the "Song of Songs," and the enclosed garden are all marginal elements that take on central importance at January's expense].
Source: Medieval Women in Their Communities.   Edited by Diane Watt .   University of Toronto Press, 1997. Mediaeval Studies , 59., ( 1997):  Pages 138 - 154.
Year of Publication: 1997.

24. Record Number: 1940
Author(s): Mayeski, Marie Anne.
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Title : Let Women Not Despair: Rabanus Maurus on Women as Prophets [his commentary on women prophets is compared with the ideas of Thomas Aquinas].
Source: Theological Studies , 58., 2 (June 1997):  Pages 237 - 253.
Year of Publication: 1997.

25. Record Number: 1864
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Title : The Bride as Friend in Bernard of Clairvaux's "Sermones Super Cantica"
Source: American Benedictine Review , 48., 1 (March 1997):  Pages 69 - 87.
Year of Publication: 1997.

26. Record Number: 2479
Author(s): Cowell, Andrew.
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Title : Deadly Letters: "Deux Amanz," Marie's "Prologue" to the "Lais" and the dangerous Nature of the Gloss [argues that though Marie appropriates exegesis to lend her poems a greater authority, she is aware of her vulnerability as a female writer].
Source: Romanic Review , 88., 3 (May 1997):  Pages 337 - 356.
Year of Publication: 1997.

27. Record Number: 1221
Author(s): Bangert, Michael.
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Title : A Mystic Pursues Narrative Theology: Biblical Speculation and Contemporary Imagery in Gertrude of Helfta
Source: Magistra , 2., 2 (Winter 1996):  Pages 3 - 20.
Year of Publication: 1996.

28. Record Number: 1566
Author(s): Yoshikawa, Naoë Kukita.
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Title : Searching for the Image of New "Ecclesia": Margery Kempe's Spiritual Pilgrimage Reconsidered
Source: Medieval Perspectives , 11., ( 1996):  Pages 125 - 138. Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association
Year of Publication: 1996.

29. Record Number: 780
Author(s): Fulton, Rachel.
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Title : Mimetic Devotion, Marian Exegesis, and the Historical Sense of the Song of Songs
Source: Viator , 27., ( 1996):  Pages 85 - 116.
Year of Publication: 1996.

30. Record Number: 136
Author(s): Krahmer, Shawn Madison.
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Title : Friend and Lover as Metaphors of Right Relation in Bernard of Clairvaux
Source: Cistercian Studies Quarterly , 30., 1 ( 1995):  Pages 15 - 26.
Year of Publication: 1995.

31. Record Number: 1710
Author(s): Willard, Charity Cannon.
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Title : Christine de Pizan's Allegorized Psalms [commissioned in Paris by Charles the Noble, King of Navarre, during a time of political troubles under Charles VI].
Source: Une femme de Lettres au Moyen Age: Études autour de Christine de Pizan.   Edited by Liliane Dulac and Bernard Ribémont .   Paradigme, 1995. Cistercian Studies Quarterly , 30., 1 ( 1995):  Pages 317 - 324.
Year of Publication: 1995.

32. Record Number: 2724
Author(s): Sheridan, J. Mark, O.S.B.
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Title : Steersman of the Mind: The Virgin Mary as Ideal Nun (an Interpretation of Luke 1:29 by Rufus of Shotep) [Rufus emphasizes her prudence, study of scripture, and spiritual vigilance].
Source: Studia Patristica , 30., ( 1995):  Pages 265 - 269. Papers Presented at the Twelfth International Conference on Patristic Studies Held in Oxford. Biblica et Apocrypha, Ascetica, Liturgica
Year of Publication: 1995.

33. Record Number: 393
Author(s): Ward, Benedicta, S.L.G.
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Title : To My Dearest Sister: Bede and the Educated Woman [his commentary on Habakkuk written for a nun and her monastery].
Source: Women, the Book and the Godly: Selected Proceedings of the St. Hilda's Conference, 1993. Volume 1 [Volume 2: Women, the Book and the Worldly].   Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H. M. Taylor .   D.S. Brewer, 1995. Magistra , 2., 2 (Winter 1996):  Pages 105 - 111.
Year of Publication: 1995.

34. Record Number: 4829
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Title : The Trouble with Sodom: Literary Responses to Biblical Sexuality [the author analyzes English reactions to the story of Lot including the threatened homosexual rape of the angels, Lot's offering of his daughters in the angels' place, and the daughters' incest with Lot; texts and authors analyzed are Alcuin, Aelfric, "Genesis A," Gower, and "Cleanness"].
Source: Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester , 77., 3 (Autumn 1995):  Pages 97 - 119.
Year of Publication: 1995.

35. Record Number: 589
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Title : Contrasting Narrative Emphases in the Old English Poem "Judith" and Aelfric's Paraphrase of the Book of Judith
Source: Neuphilologische Mitteilungen , 96., ( 1995):  Pages 61 - 65.
Year of Publication: 1995.

36. Record Number: 4828
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Title : Chaucer's "New Rachel" and the Theological Roots of Medieval Anti-Semitism [The author analyzes Chaucer's use of Rachel weeping in the Prioress's tale; the author is not able to say conclusively that Chaucer was satirizing antisemitism].
Source: Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester , 77., 3 (Autumn 1995):  Pages 9 - 19.
Year of Publication: 1995.

37. Record Number: 231
Author(s): Smith, Susan L.
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Title : Bride Stripped Bare: A Rare Type of the Disrobing of Christ
Source: Gesta (Full Text via JSTOR) 34, 2 (1995): 126-146. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

38. Record Number: 1121
Author(s): Sagnella, Mary Ann.
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Title : The Absent Lover in Angela da Foligno's "Liber"
Source: Mystics Quarterly , 21., 3 (September 1995):  Pages 73 - 79.
Year of Publication: 1995.

39. Record Number: 1382
Author(s): Clayton, Mary.
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Title : Aelfric's "Judith": Manipulative or Manipulated? [argues for multiple audiences for the literal, typological, and tropological levels of the text; by emphasizing Judith's chastity and humility, Aelfric attempts to defuse Judith's power and sexuality in the Biblical narrative]
Source: Anglo-Saxon England , 23., ( 1994):  Pages 215 - 227.
Year of Publication: 1994.

40. Record Number: 5872
Author(s): McGinn, Bernard.
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Title : With "the Kisses of the Mouth": Recent Works on the "Song of Songs" [The authors considers two works that deal with the "Song of Songs" in the Middle Ages: E. Ann Matter, "The Voice of My Beloved" and Ann W. Astell, "The Song of Songs in the Middle Ages"].
Source: Journal of Religion (Full Text via JSTOR) 72, 2 (April 1992): 269-275. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1992.

41. Record Number: 10175
Author(s): Olsen, Glenn W.
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Title : One Heart and One Soul ("Acts" 4:32 and 34) in Dhuoda's "Manual" [The author argues that Dhuoda's interpretation of "Acts" for her son is distinctly original. She sees the life of the early apostles as a model for lay spirituality and a means of ending the deadly conflict among Carolingian noble men. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Church History (Full Text via JSTOR) 61, 1 (March 1992): 23-33. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1992.

42. Record Number: 11199
Author(s): Hagen, Susan K.
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Title : The Wife of Bath: Chaucer’s Inchoate Experiment in Feminist Hermeneutics [Although the Wife of Bath seems to represent the perspective of a real woman, she is in fact a fiction created by a male poet. Through the Wife of Bath, Chaucer tries to imagine how to represent a woman’s personal, secular experience when it does not coincide with what religious authorities claim a woman’s experience should be. In order to justify and relate her worldly experience, the Wife of Bath differentiates between religious and secular types of authority, interprets Scripture in her own way, and adopts a feminine, non-linear narrative style. In spite of these literary experiments, Chaucer ultimately fails to escape misogynist ways of thinking. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Rebels and rivals: the contestive spirit in The Canterbury tales.   Edited by Susanna Greer Fein, David Raybin, and Peter C. Braeger Studies in medieval culture .   Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1991. Assays: Critical Approaches to Medieval and Renaissance Texts , 6., ( 1991):  Pages 105 - 124.
Year of Publication: 1991.

43. Record Number: 10886
Author(s): Charles, Casey.
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Title : Adversus Jerome: Liberation Theology in the "Wife of Bath’s Prologue" [The Wife of Bath subverts ecclesiastical (clerical) modes of Biblical exegesis in the “sermon” that begins her "Prologue." She appropriates the method of scriptural interpretation used by writers like Saint Jerome, but she uses their interpretive strategies to support her own worldly and carnal ideas on marriage and sexuality. Her sermon is more than a parody of the authorities she imitates; she exposes the misogyny of clerical writers and also sanctifies the profane through her appropriation of exegetical techniques. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Assays: Critical Approaches to Medieval and Renaissance Texts , 6., ( 1991):  Pages 55 - 71.
Year of Publication: 1991.

44. Record Number: 12739
Author(s): Newman, Barbara.
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Title : Some Mediaeval Theologians and the Sophia Tradition [The author explores the diverse ways in which four theologians transformed the Biblical figure of Sophia, or Wisdom, into a powerful feminine image of God’s activity in creation and redemption. In the twelfth century, Bernard of Clairvaux frequently alluded to the figure of Wisdom from the Song of Songs in order to represent the maternal and nurturing qualities of the Divine; Hildegard of Bingen’s images of the feminine divine, in contrast, stressed the active forces of creation and redemption. In the fourteenth century, Henry Suso casts himself as a courtly lover who courts Wisdom as a knight serves a lady; Julian of Norwich adapts the maternal imagery of the Divine to embrace a much more inclusive and wider affective range. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Downside Review , 108., ( 1990):  Pages 111 - 130.
Year of Publication: 1990.

45. Record Number: 12742
Author(s): Beattie, D. R. G.
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Title : The Yemenite Tradition of Targum Ruth [The author examines the language in eleven Yemenite manuscripts containing Aramaic translations of the Book of Ruth from the Hebrew Bible. Although the modifications and variants in the manuscripts that have been introduced in the text resemble developments that occurred in Western medieval manuscripts and Yemenite manuscripts of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the author establishes that these eleven manuscripts are much more recent productions based upon European printed texts. Nonetheless, these more recent manuscripts do contain improvements upon the text of the Targum Ruth, including the correct use of an idiomatic form of the Aramaic verb “to marry” in place of a literal translation of the Hebrew verb “to take” (introduced in the twelfth or thirteenth century). Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of Jewish Studies , 41., 2 (Autumn 1990):  Pages 49 - 56.
Year of Publication: 1990.

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Title : Parable of Wise and Foolish Virgins
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Title : Destruction of Sodom
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