Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 4499
Author(s): Everhart, Deborah.
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Title : Anna Komnene, Learned Women, and the Book in Byzantine Art [The author examines the representation of women in art with books or scrolls and argues that it was probably influenced by the female members of the imperial family who valued and promoted learning].
Source: Anna Komnene and Her Times.   Edited by Thalia Gouma-Peterson .   Garland Publishing, 2000.  Pages 125 - 156.
Year of Publication: 2000.

2. Record Number: 7951
Author(s): Bolard, Laurent.
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Title : Thalamus Virginis. Images de la "Devotio moderna" dans la peinture italienne du XVe siècle
Source: Revue de l'Histoire des Religions , 216., 1 (janvier-mars 1999):  Pages 87 - 110.
Year of Publication: 1999.

3. Record Number: 10380
Author(s): Blanchard, Joel.
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Title : Compilation and Legitimation in the Fifteenth Century: "Le Livre de la Cite des Dames" [The author traces the complicated rhetorical processes involved in Christine’s adaptation of her literary sources; compilation is the central organizational principle of the work. The author suggests that we evaluate Christine’s work on the basis of its aesthetic value, and not base our judgments on an analysis of the work’s content. The author concludes by describing how the illustrations in a manuscript of “Le Livre” have an autobiographical function. In addition to depicting Christine herself, the illustrations use images of books and allegorical figures to legitimize Christine as an author. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Reinterpreting Christine de Pizan.   Edited by Earl Jeffrey Richards, Joan Williamson, Nadia Margolis, and Christine Reno .   University of Georgia Press, 1992. Revue de l'Histoire des Religions , 216., 1 (janvier-mars 1999):  Pages 228 - 249.
Year of Publication: 1992.

4. Record Number: 12699
Author(s): Brown, David Alan.
Contributor(s):
Title : Leonardo and the Ladies with the Ermine and the Book [Although Isabella d'Este and Cecilia Gallerani were both active, fashionable, and learned patrons of letters, Leonardo da Vinci (who was patronized by both) depicts the women very differently in his paintings. Cecilia appears in Leonardo's "Lady with the Ermine" as a lively woman whose gaze faces the viewer, but Isabella d'Este appears in Leonardo's drawings as more stately and reserved, sometimes pointing at a book. Isabella likely played a large role in shaping her own image in her portraits, preferring more formal and Classical motifs including the profile pose. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Artibus et Historiae , 11., 21 ( 1990):  Pages 47 - 61.
Year of Publication: 1990.