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1. Record Number: 28445
Author(s): Kostick, Conor.
Contributor(s):
Title : Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Women of the Second Crusade
Source: Medieval Italy, Medieval and Early Modern Women: Essays in Honour of Christine Meek.   Edited by Conor Kostick .   Four Courts Press, 2010.  Pages 195 - 205.
Year of Publication: 2010.

2. Record Number: 17111
Author(s): Chibnall, Marjorie
Contributor(s):
Title : The Empress Matilda as a Subject for Biography [The author explores contemporary sources for the life of Empress Matilda, daughter of King Henry I and heir to the throne of England. Chibnall focuses on the events following Henry's death. E. van Houts has suggested that the queen's pregancy caused her to delay her trip to England, but Chibnall argues that Matilda did take action immediately by travelling to Normandy and knew the importance of coronation. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Writing Medieval Biography, 750-1250: Essays in Honour of Professor Frank Barlow.   Edited by David Bates, Julia Crick, and Sarah Hamilton .   Boydell Press, 2006.  Pages 185 - 194.
Year of Publication: 2006.

3. Record Number: 13677
Author(s): Kostick, Conor.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women and the First Crusade: Prostitutes or Pilgrims? [The author examines contemporary accounts of the First Crusade and argues that large numbers of women went to Jerusalem. Kostick suggests that there were a variety of motivations depending in part on social status. Futhermore the groups of poor single women identified by earlier scholars as prostitutes should instead be considered participants in the crusade who joined to find a better life. A later version of this essay appears in Kostick's "The Social Structure of the First Crusade." Brill, 2008. Chaper 9, pages 271-285. 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.  Pages 57 - 68.
Year of Publication: 2005.

4. Record Number: 14258
Author(s): Barber, Richard.
Contributor(s):
Title : Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Media [In this Colston Research Society Public Lecture delivered on April 9, 2003, Barber surveys the chroniclers who wrote about Eleanor, including Roger of Howden; Ralph of Diss (or Diceto); Robert of Torigni; William, canon of the priory at Newburgh; Richard
Source: The World of Eleanor of Aquitaine: Literature and Society in Southern France between the Eleventh and Thirteenth Centuries.   Edited by Marcus Bull and Catherine Léglu .   Boydell Press, 2005.  Pages 13 - 27.
Year of Publication: 2005.

5. Record Number: 14778
Author(s): Power, Daniel.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Stripping of a Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine in Thirteenth-century Norman Tradition [The author examines vernacular prose histories about the dukes of Normandy and kings of England. Power analyzes one passage concerning Eleanor immediatly following her divorce from Louis VII. She disrobes before her barons and asks for confirmation that she is not a devil. Power links this to the many medieval stories about a female noble ancestor who reveals that she is part demon by turning into a snake in her bath or flying out of church to avoid the Eucharist. The Norman histories vigorously contest this demonic rumor by the barons' affirmation that Eleanor has the most beautiful body in the kingdom. The article appendix presents three excerpts from thirteenth century texts concerning Eleanor's divorce and appeal to her barons. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The World of Eleanor of Aquitaine: Literature and Society in Southern France between the Eleventh and Thirteenth Centuries.   Edited by Marcus Bull and Catherine Léglu .   Boydell Press, 2005.  Pages 115 - 135.
Year of Publication: 2005.

6. Record Number: 14748
Author(s): Tolhurst, Fiona.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Great Divide?: History and Literary History as Partners in Medieval Mythology [The author takes four literary works by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Matthew Paris, Boccaccio, and Christine de Pizan as case studies. She argues that they all demonstrate a sophisticated mix of historical, legendary, and Biblical figures. Furthermore in their representations of women they each perform significant cultural work. Geoffrey of Monmouth sought to legitimize Empress Matilda's rule of England. Matthew Paris reinforced desirable female behavior by critcizing dangerous female traits. Boccaccio offered models for women to emulate. Christine de Pizan took this further by acknowledging misogyny in her sources and championing woman's moral nature. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 7 - 27.
Year of Publication: 2004.

7. Record Number: 14750
Author(s): Shopkow, Leah
Contributor(s):
Title : The Narrative Constructions of the Famous (or Infamous) and Fearsome Virago, Beatrice of Bourbourg [The author analyzes two representations of Beatrice, inheritor of the castellany of Bourbourg in Flanders and wife of the ruler of the county of Guines. Both authors saw her as ambitious and proud, but Lambert of Ardre saw this as fitting. Futhermore he praised Beatrice for her good influence on her morally weak husband. In contrast William of Andres blamed her for everything that went wrong including things done by her husband and son. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 55 - 71.
Year of Publication: 2004.

8. Record Number: 14751
Author(s): Hutchinson, Amélia P.
Contributor(s):
Title : Leonor Teles: Representations of a Portuguese Queen [When describing Oueen Leonor Teles, the chronicles Fernão Lopes (c.1380- c. 1459) depicts her as a worthy antagonist of his hero, King João I. Both good and bad qualities are attributed to Leonor, all of which help support João's succession and Portugese independence from Castile. Most notably the queen is seen as brave, especially when she defied her son-in-law, Juan I of Castile, in defense of her role as regent and for Portugese autonomy. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 73 - 87.
Year of Publication: 2004.

9. Record Number: 11957
Author(s): Tolhurst, Fiona.
Contributor(s):
Title : What Ever Happened to Eleanor? Reflections of Eleanor of Aquitaine in Wace's "Roman de Brut" and Lawman's "Brut"
Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.   Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi Parsons The New Middle Ages .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 319 - 336.
Year of Publication: 2003.

10. Record Number: 10725
Author(s): Lehfeldt, Elizabeth A.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Gender Shared Sovereignty: Texts and the Royal Marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand [The author analyzes the first year of Isabella's and Ferdinand's joint reign through the texts of four chroniclers: Fernando del Pulgar, Alfonso de Palencia, Diego de Valera, and Juan de Flores. Lehfeldt finds that Valera consistently defends Isabella's right to rule, while Palencia is harshly critical much of the time. Flores and Pulgar seemingly tried to avoid committing themselves to either monarch. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Women, Texts, and Authority in the Early Modern Spanish World.   Edited by Marta V. Vicente and Luis R. Corteguera .   Ashgate, 2003. Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 37 - 55.
Year of Publication: 2003.

11. Record Number: 11958
Author(s): Pappano, Margaret Aziza.
Contributor(s):
Title : Marie de France, Aliénor d'Aquitaine, and the Alien Queen
Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.   Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi Parsons The New Middle Ages .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 337 - 367.
Year of Publication: 2003.

12. Record Number: 10909
Author(s): Mulder-Bakker, Anneke.
Contributor(s):
Title : Jeanne of Valois: The Power of a Consort [The author argues that Jeanne of Valois exercised a variety of divergent powers in part changing with the stage of her lifecycle. Even as a widow in retirement at the family monastery, she was sought as a mediator for disagreements ranging from family feuds to international conflict. Title notes supplied by Feminae. ].
Source: Capetian Women.   Edited by Kathleen Nolan .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 253 - 269.
Year of Publication: 2003.

13. Record Number: 11954
Author(s): McCracken, Peggy.
Contributor(s):
Title : Scandalizing Desire: Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Chroniclers
Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.   Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi Parsons The New Middle Ages .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 247 - 263.
Year of Publication: 2003.

14. Record Number: 11947
Author(s): Huneycutt, Lois L.
Contributor(s):
Title : Alianora Regina Anglorum: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Her Anglo-Norman Predecessors as Queens of England [The author analyzes four queens: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William I the Conqueror; Matilda of Scotland, wife of Henry I; Adeliza of Louvain, wife of Henry I; and Matilda of Boulogne, wife of Stephen of England. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.   Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi Parsons The New Middle Ages .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 115 - 132.
Year of Publication: 2003.

15. Record Number: 10457
Author(s): Blanton-Whetsell, Virginia.
Contributor(s):
Title : Tota integra, tota incorrupta: The Shrine of St. Aethelthryth as Symbol of Monastic Autonomy [The author examines the "Liber Eliensis," a Latin compilation of charters, deeds, and other documents chronicling the history of Saint Etheldreda, her shrine, and the male monastery on the island of Ely. Norman monks were introduced to Ely by William the Conqueror, but they identified with their protective saint against both royal and episcopal interests. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 32, 2 (Spring 2002): 227-267. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

16. Record Number: 9051
Author(s): Marvin, Julia.
Contributor(s):
Title : Albine and Isabelle: Regicidal Queens and the Historical Imagination of the Anglo-Norman Prose "Brut" Chronicles [The author argues that the prose continuators of the "Brut," particularly the author of the "Long Continuation," draw connections between Albine, the rebellious daughter of a noble king who kills her royal husband and is exiled to a distant isle that she names Albion, and Queen Isabella of France, who plotted with Roger Mortimer to kill her husband, King Edward II, and usurp his power. The Appendix presents an edition of the prose prologue to the "Long Version" of the Anglo-Norman prose "Brut" with a facing page English translation. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Arthurian Literature , 18., ( 2001):  Pages 143 - 191.
Year of Publication: 2001.

17. Record Number: 5539
Author(s): Baader, Gerhard.
Contributor(s):
Title : Elections of Abbesses and Notions of Identity in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italy, with Special Reference to Venice
Source: Renaissance Quarterly (Full Text via JSTOR) 54, 2 (Summer 2001): 389-429. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2001.

18. Record Number: 7040
Author(s): Uffmann, Heike.
Contributor(s):
Title : Inside and Outside the Convent Walls: The Norm and Practice of Enclosure in the Rerformed Nunneries of Late Medieval Germany
Source: Medieval History Journal , 4., 1 (January-June 2001):  Pages 83 - 108.
Year of Publication: 2001.

19. Record Number: 5785
Author(s): Nip, Renée.
Contributor(s):
Title : Gendered Memories from Flanders [the author argues that the clergy and monk authors of hagiographies and chronicles reported women's testimony but only as indirect informants whose reliability was proven by their noble status or guaranteed by a clergyman; the texts analyzed by the author include: two versions of the "Life" of the Flemish saint Arnulf of Oudenburg, bishop of Soissons; Herman of Tournai's chronicle, "The Restoration of the Monastery of Saint Martin of Tournai;" Galbert of Bruges's account of the murder of Count Charles the Good of Flanders; Lambert of Ardres's "History of the Counts of Guînes;" and the autobiography of Abbot Guibert of Nogent].
Source: Medieval Memories: Men, Women, and the Past, 700-1300.   Edited by Elisabeth van Houts .   Women and Men in History Series. Longman, 2001. Medieval History Journal , 4., 1 (January-June 2001):  Pages 113 - 131.
Year of Publication: 2001.

20. Record Number: 6744
Author(s): Hodgson, Natasha
Contributor(s):
Title : The Role of Kerbogha's Mother in the "Gesta Francorum" and Selected Chronicles of the First Crusade [The author argues for more scholarly attention on Kerbogha's mother, presented as an educated, loving mother who warns her warrior son of the Christians' sure victory. This character in the "Gesta Francorum" presents evidence of the author's intentions and provides an interesting study of views on women and motherhood. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Gendering the Crusades.   Edited by Susan B. Edgington and Sarah Lambert .   University of Wales Press, 2001. Medieval History Journal , 4., 1 (January-June 2001):  Pages 163 - 176.
Year of Publication: 2001.

21. Record Number: 5783
Author(s): Skinner, Patricia.
Contributor(s):
Title : Gender and Memory in Medieval Italy [the author provides a brief overview of male and female figures cited in chronicles; she then moves on to consider how the reputation of women rulers could be easily tarnished and concludes with the connections between memory and women in the family and in hagiography].
Source: Medieval Memories: Men, Women, and the Past, 700-1300.   Edited by Elisabeth van Houts .   Women and Men in History Series. Longman, 2001. Medieval History Journal , 4., 1 (January-June 2001):  Pages 36 - 52.
Year of Publication: 2001.

22. Record Number: 6322
Author(s): Brall, Helmut.
Contributor(s):
Title : Homosexualität als Thema mittelalterlicher Dichtung und Chronistik
Source: Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie , 118., 3 ( 1999):  Pages 354 - 349.
Year of Publication: 1999.

23. Record Number: 5589
Author(s): de Jong, Mayke.
Contributor(s):
Title : Pollution, Penance, and Sanctity: Ekkehard's "Life" of Iso of St. Gall [Ekkehard is mainly concerned with the circumstances of Iso's conception; his parents accidentally had sex on a forbidden holy day, but through their extraordinary and deeply sincere public penance, were not only able to avoid the punishment of a deformed or otherwise marked child but were blessed by a holy child; the article includes an English translation of the relevant portion of Ekkehard's "Life" of Iso].
Source: The community, the family, and the saint: patterns of power in early medieval Europe: selected proceedings of the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 4-7 July 1994, 10-13 July 1995.   Edited by Joyce Hill and Mary Swan International Medieval Research .   Brepols, 1998. Comitatus , 29., ( 1998):  Pages 145 - 158.
Year of Publication: 1998.

24. Record Number: 5264
Author(s): Mazeika, Rasa.
Contributor(s):
Title : Nowhere Was the Fragility of Their Sex Apparent: Women Warriors in the Baltic Crusade Chronicles [The author argues that the chroniclers, members of military monastic orders, expected women to defend themselves in a war zone where there were constant raiding parties].
Source: From Clermont to Jerusalem: the Crusades and Crusader societies, 1095-1500: selected proceedings of the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 10-13 July 1995.   Edited by Alan V. Murray International Medieval Research .   Brepols, 1998. Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie , 118., 3 ( 1999):  Pages 229 - 248.
Year of Publication: 1998.

25. Record Number: 7210
Author(s): Zale, Sanford.
Contributor(s):
Title : Bastards or Kings or Both? Louis III and Carloman in Late-Medieval French Historiography [The author surveys histories and chronicles written between 1380 and 1515 to trace their treatment of the two Carolingian kings' illegitimacy. Despite strong royalist propaganda which maintained that the French royal line was "pure," a substantial minority of authors acknowledged both that the two were kigns and were the sons of a concubine. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Comitatus , 29., ( 1998):  Pages 95 - 112.
Year of Publication: 1998.

26. Record Number: 20979
Author(s): Zatta, Jane Dick
Contributor(s):
Title : Gender, Love, and Sex as Political Theory? Romance in Geffrei Gaimar's Anglo-Norman Chronicle [The author examines three episodes in Gaimar's "Estoire," Haveloc and his wife Argentille, the rape of Buern Bucecarle's wife by the king, and the love of King Edgar for Elftroed despite the betrayal by his vassal. In each case Gaimar draws parallels between erotic love and the loyalty, affection, and mutual consent of feudal relations. Gaimar establishes a secular and aristocratic ethos in contrast to the differing viewpoints in texts sponsored by royal and ecclesiastical patrons. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Mediaevalia , 21., 2 ( 1997):  Pages 249 - 280.
Year of Publication: 1997.

27. Record Number: 2387
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : Marriage and Mutiliation: Vendetta in Late Medieval Italy [analysis of the events that triggered a vendetta, among which was the dishonor of having one's intended bride given to another].
Source: Past and Present (Full Text via JSTOR) 157 (November 1997): 3-36. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1997.

28. Record Number: 1870
Author(s): Nicholson, Helen
Contributor(s):
Title : Women on the Third Crusade [discusses the evidence of women warriors in the Christian chronicles and the accounts of Muslim historians, Imad al-Din and Baha al-Din].
Source: Journal of Medieval History , 23., 4 (December 1997):  Pages 335 - 349.
Year of Publication: 1997.

29. Record Number: 3544
Author(s): Truax, Jean A.
Contributor(s):
Title : Winning Over the Londoners: King Stephen, the Empress Matilda, and the Politics of Personality [the author argues that Stephen had the opportunity to build longlasting relationships with Londoners while Matilda was away with her husband on the continent; it is not the case that Matilda was particularly arrogant or quarrelsome as some chronicles portray her].
Source: The Haskins Society Journal , 8., ( 1996):  Pages 43 - 61.
Year of Publication: 1996.

30. Record Number: 2339
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Contributor(s):
Title : Anglo-Saxon Historiography: The Position of Aethelflaed of Mercia [analysis based on contemporary chronicles including the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle," the "Mercian Register," and the "Fragmentary Annals of Ireland"].
Source: Old English Newsletter , 29., 3 (Spring 1996):
Year of Publication: 1996.

31. Record Number: 419
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : Juan de Flores and Lustful Women: The "Crónica Incompleta de los Reyes Católicos" [portrayal of Queen Juana].
Source: Corónica , 24., 1 (Fall 1995):  Pages 74 - 89.
Year of Publication: 1995.

32. Record Number: 1682
Author(s): Bange, P.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Image of Women of the Nobility in the German Chronicles of the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries [focuses on women's role in politics and their piety; chronicles and annals cited are by Thietmar of Merseurg, Widukind of Corvey, Adalbert, Luitprand, Alpert of Metz, Lampert of Hersfeld, Wipo, Herman of Reichenau, and Frutolf].
Source: The Empress Theophano: Byzantium and the West at the Turn of the First Millennium.   Edited by Adelbert Davids .   Cambridge University Press, 1995. Corónica , 24., 1 (Fall 1995):  Pages 150 - 168.
Year of Publication: 1995.

33. Record Number: 2848
Author(s): Sommé, Monique.
Contributor(s):
Title : Des Alliances liées à la procréation: Les fonctions du mariage dans les Pays-Bas Bourguignons [based on the writings of four chroniclers, Jean, lord of Haynin, Mathieu d'Escouchy, Jacques du Clercq, and Olivier, lord of La Marche].
Source: Mediaevistik , 7., ( 1994):  Pages 11 - 69.
Year of Publication: 1994.

34. Record Number: 5021
Author(s): Chodor, Joanna
Contributor(s):
Title : Queens in Early Medieval Chronicles of East Central Europe [The author notes that the chroniclers do not depict women in a decidedly negative way; instead they appreciate the many social roles that women play in family, marriage, motherhood, religion, and, even, politics].
Source: East Central Europe , 20- 23., 1 ( 1993- 1996):  Pages 9 - 50. Special issue: Women and Power in East Central Europe - Medieval and Modern. Edited by Marianne Sághy.
Year of Publication: 1993- 1996.

35. Record Number: 8578
Author(s): Estow, Clara.
Contributor(s):
Title : Widows in the Chronicles of Late Medieval Castile [The author studies royal widows in late medieval Castilian chronicles, some of whom were able to enjoy the full extent of royal power and to create public personae independent from those of their husbands. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Upon My Husband's Death: Widows in the Literature and Histories of Medieval Europe.   Edited by Louise Mirrer Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Civilization .   University of Michigan Press, 1992. East Central Europe , 20- 23., 1 ( 1993- 1996):  Pages 153 - 167.
Year of Publication: 1992.

36. Record Number: 10892
Author(s): Thomas, R. D.
Contributor(s):
Title : Anna Comnena’s Account of the First Crusade: History and Politics in the Reigns of the Emperors Alexius I and Manuel I Comnenus [Anna Komnena’s account exhibits a tension between her feminine posture (as a woman author and dutiful daughter of Emperor Alexios) and more masculine aspirations (including interests in court politics and imperial power, traits commonly associated with m
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies , 15., ( 1991):  Pages 269 - 312.
Year of Publication: 1991.