Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 11828
Author(s): Rawcliffe, Carole
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Title : Women, Childbirth, and Religion in Later Medieval England [The author traces the means by which the church offered support and aid to women facing childbirth. Rawcliffe also accounts for varied responses provided by popular religion including saints, shrines, and charms. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Women and Religion in Medieval England.   Edited by Diana Wood .   Oxbow Books, 2003.  Pages 91 - 117.
Year of Publication: 2003.

2. Record Number: 5374
Author(s): Elsakkers, Marianne.
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Title : In Pain You Shall Bear Children (Gen. 3:16): Medieval Prayers for a Safe Delivery [The author argues in part that the rhythms of the "Peperit" charm helped a pregnant woman adjust to the different stages of labor; the Appendix reproduces the texts of four versions of the "Peperit" charm].
Source: Women and Miracle Stories: A Multidisciplinary Exploration.   Edited by Anne-Marie Korte Studies in the History of Religions, 88.   Brill, 2001.  Pages 179 - 207.
Year of Publication: 2001.

3. Record Number: 6690
Author(s): Troncarelli, Fabio.
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Title : Immagini di streghe nei manoscritti medievali [increased belief in witches in the late Middle Ages also involved more frequent illustration of them and their revels; lascivious human figures were combined with animal or demonic figures, often in orgiastic scenes; like Venus, lascivious witches were symbols of lust, in contrast to sacred love; satanic love magic was one of the crimes attributed to witches].
Source: Imaging Humanity/Immagini dell' umanità.   Edited by John Casey, Mary Warnement, Jim Whelton, and Anne Wingenter .   Bordighera, 2000.  Pages 79 - 92.
Year of Publication: 2000.

4. Record Number: 3668
Author(s): Musacchio, Jacqueline Marie.
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Title : Imaginative Conceptions in Renaissance Italy [The author argues that women were encouraged to fulfill their maternal role through a wide variety of images and objects that emphasized the delivery of healthy, male babies].
Source: Picturing Women in Renaissance and Baroque Italy.   Edited by Geraldine A. Johnson and Sara F. Mathews Grieco .   Cambridge University Press, 1997.  Pages 42 - 60.
Year of Publication: 1997.

5. Record Number: 590
Author(s): Weston, L. M. C.
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Title : Women's Medicine, Women's Magic: The Old English Metrical Childbirth Charms
Source: Modern Philology (Full Text via JSTOR) 92, 3 (February 1995): 279-293. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

6. Record Number: 3464
Author(s): Valbuena, Olga Lucia.
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Title : Sorceresses, Love Magic, and the Inquisition of Linguistic Sorcery in "Celestina"
Source: PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (Full Text via JSTOR) 109, 2 (March 1994): 207-224. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1994.

7. Record Number: 11773
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Title : Erotic Magic in Medieval Europe [The author argues that while medieval treatises on magic express a belief in the power of spells used to provoke and manipulate love and sex, medieval literature shows love as a force uncontrollable even by magic. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays.   Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury .   Garland Publishing, 1991.  Pages 30 - 55.
Year of Publication: 1991.

8. Record Number: 12743
Author(s): Keefer, Sarah Larratt.
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Title : A Monastic Echo in an Old English Charm [The Old English metrical poem most commonly known as “Charm for Delayed Birth” is often interpreted as a magical incantation intended to protect a woman from a spontaneous miscarriage or stillbirth. Although the poem may have origins in pagan practices, the poem’s references to Bethlehem and the Nativity give it Christian relevance. Moreover, the poem repeatedly echoes monastic references to scripture and liturgy, giving the poem an oral quality that could serve a prayerful or devotional purpose instead of just being a pagan incantation with Christian terminology. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Leeds Studies in English , 21., ( 1990):  Pages 71 - 80.
Year of Publication: 1990.

9. Record Number: 31815
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Title : Rune Stick with a Charm for the Protection of Kristina
Source: Leeds Studies in English , 21., ( 1990):
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