Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 32974
Author(s): Nilsson, Bertil,
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Title : The Lars Vit Case: A Fragmentary Example of Swedish Ecclesiastical Legal Practice and Sexual Mentality at the Beginning of the Fifteenth Century
Source: Medieval Christianity in the North: New Studies.   Edited by Kirsi Salonen, Kurt Villads Jensen, and Torstein Jørgensen .   Brepols, 2012.  Pages 237 - 260.
Year of Publication: 2012.

2. Record Number: 28443
Author(s): Meyer, Andreas,
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Title : The Sweet Beloved and His Legacy: A Lawsuit for Love and Money from Lucca (1237)
Source: Medieval Italy, Medieval and Early Modern Women: Essays in Honour of Christine Meek.   Edited by Conor Kostick .   Four Courts Press, 2010.  Pages 86 - 100.
Year of Publication: 2010.

3. Record Number: 24113
Author(s): Magnúsdóttir, Auður G
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Title : Women and Sexual Politics [The author briefly examines the roles of women in Viking society in terms of political influence. Frequently women attained some power as wives or concubines. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: The Viking World.   Edited by Stefan Brink in collaboration with Neil Price .   Routledge, 2008.  Pages 40 - 48.
Year of Publication: 2008.

4. Record Number: 28190
Author(s): Chiesa, Paolo
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Title : Una donna in pericolo. Un miracolo (napoletano?) inedito di san Samonas di Edessa
Source: Schede Medievali , 46., ( 2008):  Pages 97 - 110.
Year of Publication: 2008.

5. Record Number: 20600
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo
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Title : Marriage, Concubinage, and the Law [The author analyzes the meaning of concubinage in the Middle Ages with some references to ancient Roman practices. In the later Middle Ages "concubine" came to have two separate meanings: 1) A woman who lived with a man in a domestic arrangement but was not married to him and 2) In a more technical sense "concubine" was used as a legal term for a status that accorded some rights but was inferior to that of wives. Includes a detailed look at a 15th century legal opinion as to whether a priest's concubine and son could receive legacies from the cleric. The suit was brought by the chief heir, the priest's brother. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe.   Edited by Ruth Mazo Karras, Joel Kaye, and E. Ann Matter .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.  Pages 117 - 129.
Year of Publication: 2008.

6. Record Number: 20612
Author(s): Bolton, Timothy
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Title : AElfgifu of Northampton: Cnut the Great's Other Woman [AElfgifu came from a prominent noble family in Mercia. Cnut either married her or took her as a concubine during his father's invasion of England in 1013. She had two sons with whom she ruled Norway as Cnut's regent. Bolton argues that AElfgifu and Emma of Normandy (King AEthelred's widow who married Cnut) should not be viewed in opposition but as quite similar powerful women who sought to ensure their sons' royal successions. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Nottingham Medieval Studies , 51., ( 2007):  Pages 247 - 268.
Year of Publication: 2007.

7. Record Number: 20779
Author(s): Meyer, Mati
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Title : The Levite's Concubine: Imaging the Marginal Woman in Byzantine Society [Provides comparative discussion of different representations of the rape of the concubine within the corpus of illuminated Byzantine manuscripts; extrapolates on what these different representations -particularly of clothing--reveal about contemporary clergy's attitudes towards the concepts of women, sexuality, and the function of marriage. Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: Studies in Iconography , 27., ( 2006):  Pages 45 - 76.
Year of Publication: 2006.

8. Record Number: 11666
Author(s): Esposito, Anna.
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Title : Adulterio, concubinato, bigamia: testimonianze dalla normative statutaria dello Stato pontificio (secoli XIII-XVI) [Beginning in the 13th century, Italian cities, including the papal states, passed laws regulating extra-marital sex. These presupposed that the sexual appetites of women needed to be regulated. They were more tolerant of the offenses of males, and they took into account the reputation of any woman involved in a case about sexual matters. An accusation of rape made by a woman was subject to particularly strict standards of proof. 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. Studies in Iconography , 27., ( 2006):  Pages 21 - 42.
Year of Publication: 2004.

9. Record Number: 11668
Author(s): Ferrante, Lucia.
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Title : Consensus concubinarius: un'invenzione giuridica per il principe [Ecclesiastical concepts of marriage as consensual and a sacrament coexisted in practice during the Middle Ages with a less formal union, concubinage. Servants frequently served as concubines of their employers. Lawyers had to deal with the nebulous status of the concubine and with that of her children too. In later centuries, a greater emphasis on matrimony led to the identification of concubinage with prostitution. 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. Studies in Iconography , 27., ( 2006):  Pages 107 - 132.
Year of Publication: 2004.

10. Record Number: 10662
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Title : Reading Queenship in Cynewulf's "Elene" [The author argues that Cynewulf wanted his audience to read Elene both typologically and as a figure relevant to three different historical periods: early Christian Rome, the present age of the tenth century, and a Golden Age of English conversion. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 33, 1 (Winter 2003): 47-89. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2003.

11. Record Number: 9720
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Title : Affairs of State: The Illegitimate Children of Henry I [Appendix A lists and comments on the twenty-five illegitimate children acknowledged by Henry I].
Source: Journal of Medieval History , 29., 2 (June 2003):  Pages 129 - 151.
Year of Publication: 2003.

12. Record Number: 8501
Author(s): Lansing, Carol.
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Title : Concubines, Lovers, Prostitutes: Infamy and Female Identity in Medieval Bologna [The author analyzes secular law court records both for the attitudes of poor men and women toward the informal living arrangements which some couples maintained and for the attitudes of the elite and of judges. The author argues that it was the intention of those with power to reinforce behavior norms for "honest" women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Beyond Florence: The Contours of Medieval and Early Modern Italy.   Edited by Paula Findlen, Michelle M. Fontaine, and Duane J. Osheim .   Stanford University Press, 2003. Journal of Medieval History , 29., 2 (June 2003):  Pages 85
Year of Publication: 2003.

13. Record Number: 8711
Author(s): Lawless, Catherine
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Title : Women on the Margins: The "Beloved" and the "Mistress" in Renaissance Florence [The author discusses women who were in irrgular relationships with men, whether as idealized love objects or in extra-marital sexual relationships. The women involved range from the daughters of the most important families and nuns to slaves and poor women. While wealthy young brides like Ginevra de'Benci could flirt with romantic love without loss of status, concubines who lived outside the family structure risked marginality and illegitimacy for their children. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women: Pawns or Players?   Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless .   Four Courts Press, 2003. Journal of Medieval History , 29., 2 (June 2003):  Pages 111 - 130.
Year of Publication: 2003.

14. Record Number: 10562
Author(s): Scarcia Amoretti, Biancamaria.
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Title : Women's Names in Early Islamic Pro-Shiite Texts on the Genealogy of the "Talibiyyin" [The author analyzes mentions of women in three texts, "Kitab al mu'aqqibin," "Sirr al-silsila al-'Alawiyya," and "al-Majdi fi ansab al-Talibiyyin." In addition to tracing patterns and meaning in women's given names, Scarcia Amoretti also looks at the importance of women in establishing descent and the strategies for marriage within the Hasayni family, descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Prosopography , 23., ( 2002):  Pages 141 - 165.
Year of Publication: 2002.

15. Record Number: 8188
Author(s): Kelleher, M. A. ;
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Title : Like Man and Wife: Clerics' Concubines in the Diocese of Barcelona
Source: Journal of Medieval History , 28., ( 2002):  Pages 349 - 360.
Year of Publication: 2002.

16. Record Number: 8284
Author(s): Lacarra Lanz, Eukene.
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Title : Changing Boundaries of Licit and Illicit Unions: Concubinage and Prostitution [The author provides an historical overview of concubinage and prostitution. Topics discussed include Church views, efforts to distinguish "honest" women from dishonest ones, municipal brothels, legalization of prostitution, and the economics of prostitution. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia. Hispanic Issues, Volume 26.   Edited by Eukene Lacarra Lanz .   Routledge, 2002. Journal of Medieval History , 28., ( 2002):  Pages 158 - 194.
Year of Publication: 2002.

17. Record Number: 9332
Author(s): Meredith, Gwenn.
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Title : Henry I's Concubines [The author concentrates on the cases of Nest, daughter of the prince of South Wales and grandmother of Giraldus Cambrensis, and Sybil Corbet, daughter of a minor baron. Meredith argues that the women displayed a surprising amount of independence, navigat
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 14-28. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

18. Record Number: 7063
Author(s): Chojnacki, Stanley.
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Title : Il divorzio di Cateruzza: rappresentazione femminile ed esito processuale (Venezia 1465 [Marriages helped unify the Venetian patriciate, and their dissolution undermined unity. Church courts dealing with dissolution of marriages had to take into account both law and politics. Church courts did not grant separations lightly, demanding evidence of marital failure; and they tried to promote reconciliation of spouses. The charges Cateruzza Vittori brought against her husband included keeping a servant as a concubine and failing to support his stepsons. Cateruzza obtained a rare case in this situation, perhaps because she had strong backing from her family and its connections. Title note supplied by Feminae]
Source: Coniugi nemici: la separazione in Italia dal XII al XVIII secolo.   Edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi and Diego Quaglioni .   Il mulino, 2000.  Pages 371 - 416.
Year of Publication: 2000.

19. Record Number: 7065
Author(s): Esposito, Anna.
Contributor(s):
Title : Convivenza e separazione a Roma nel primo Rinascimento [Wills from early-Renaissance Rome reveal frequent sexual use of servants as concubines, some of whom had illegitimate children. Many of the fathers were married men. Adultery did not often lead to divorce, but wife beating could. Six primary source documents, pp. 512-517. Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: Coniugi nemici: la separazione in Italia dal XII al XVIII secolo.   Edited by Silvana Seidel Menchi and Diego Quaglioni .   Il mulino, 2000.  Pages 499 - 517.
Year of Publication: 2000.

20. Record Number: 4254
Author(s): Galloway, Andrew.
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Title : Word-Play and Political Satire: Solving the Riddle of the Text of "Jezebel" [The author suggests that "Jezebel" is a political satire against Cnut and his concubine, Aelfgifu, and was written at the Norman court].
Source: Medium Aevum , 68., 2 ( 1999):  Pages 189 - 208.
Year of Publication: 1999.

21. Record Number: 5363
Author(s): van Houts, Elisabeth.
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Title : Countess Gunnor of Normandy (c. 950-1031)
Source: Collegium Medievale , 12., ( 1999):  Pages 7 - 24.
Year of Publication: 1999.

22. Record Number: 3316
Author(s): Gouttebroze, Jean-Guy.
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Title : J'ai deux amours...Guinglain entre éspouse et maî tresse
Source: Cahiers de Civilization Médiévale , 41., 161 (janier-mars 1998):  Pages 55 - 63.
Year of Publication: 1998.

23. Record Number: 5020
Author(s): Trigg, Stephanie.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Traffic in Medieval Women: Alice Perrers, Feminist Criticism, and "Piers Plowman" [The author warns against affirming the gender system of Western patriarchy while analyzing stereotypes of femininity in Lady Meed].
Source: Yearbook of Langland Studies , 12., ( 1998):  Pages 5 - 29.
Year of Publication: 1998.

24. Record Number: 3093
Author(s): Bothwell, James.
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Title : The Management of Position: Alice Perrers, Edward III, and the Creation of a Landed Estates, 1362-1377
Source: Journal of Medieval History , 24., 1 (March 1998):  Pages 31 - 51.
Year of Publication: 1998.

25. Record Number: 3670
Author(s): Coerver, Chad.
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Title : Donna / Dono: Chivalry and Adulterous Exchange in the Quattrocento [the author analyzes the ethos of courtly love in the lives of two "condottieri," Pier Maria Rossi and Sigismondo Malatesta; the author argues that the chivalric ideal was important to these warriors because it was a means of self-justification in a situation that was hostile to the small principate].
Source: Picturing Women in Renaissance and Baroque Italy.   Edited by Geraldine A. Johnson and Sara F. Mathews Grieco .   Cambridge University Press, 1997. Journal of Medieval History , 24., 1 (March 1998):  Pages 196 - 221.
Year of Publication: 1997.

26. Record Number: 666
Author(s): Jaski, Bart.
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Title : Marriage Laws in Ireland and on the Continent in the Early Middle Ages
Source: The Fragility of Her Sex?: Medieval Irishwomen in Their European Context.   Edited by Christine Meek and Katherine Simms .   Four Courts Press, 1996. Scandinavian Journal of History , 21., 1 ( 1996):  Pages 16 - 42.
Year of Publication: 1996.

27. Record Number: 892
Author(s): Finch, A.J.
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Title : Sexual Relations and Marriage in Later Medieval Normandy [ecclesiastical courts regulated courtship and sexual relationships, imposing marriage or fines on couples found guilty of fornication, cohabitation, or where the woman was judged a concubine].
Source: Journal of Ecclesiastical History , 47., 2 (Apr. 1996):  Pages 236 - 256.
Year of Publication: 1996.

28. Record Number: 7450
Author(s): Angiolini, Franco.
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Title : Schiave [In the Middle Ages, slaves brought into Italy primarily came from the Black Sea region, and most were women. The sixteenth century saw an inversion of the gender ratio, as well as fresh supplies from Africa, the Balkans, and, for a time, Muslim Granada. There also was a shift from domestic to agricultural bondage. Slave women were exploited sexually, but some attained manumission through marriage. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Il Lavoro delle donne.   Edited by Angela Groppi .   Storia delle donne in Italia. Editori Laterza, 1996. Journal of Ecclesiastical History , 47., 2 (Apr. 1996):  Pages 92 - 115.
Year of Publication: 1996.

29. Record Number: 1622
Author(s): Elbl, Ivana.
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Title : Men Without Wives: Sexual Arrangements in the Early Portugese Expansion in West Africa
Source: Desire and Discipline: Sex and Sexuality in the Premodern West.   Edited by Jacqueline Murray and Konrad Eisenbichler .   University of Toronto Press, 1996. Journal of Medieval History , 24., 1 (March 1998):  Pages 61 - 86.
Year of Publication: 1996.

30. Record Number: 1168
Author(s): Nors, Thyra.
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Title : Illegitimate Children and Their High-Born Mothers: Changes in the Perception of Legitimacy in Mediaeval Denmark [distinctions made between children born from arranged concubinage, secret liaisons, and relations between freemen and bondswomen; the Church censured illegitimacy, causing a steep decline in status].
Source: Scandinavian Journal of History , 21., 1 ( 1996):  Pages 17 - 37.
Year of Publication: 1996.

31. Record Number: 511
Author(s): Hammer, Carl I.
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Title : The Handmaid's Tale: Morganatic Relationships in Early- mediaeval Bavaria [evidence from law codes and deeds].
Source: Continuity and Change , 10., 3 (Dec. 1995):  Pages 345 - 368.
Year of Publication: 1995.

32. Record Number: 459
Author(s): Chamberlin, Cynthia L.
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Title : The "Sainted Queen" and the "Sin of Berenguela": Teresa Gil de Vidaure and Berenguela Alfonso in Documents of the Crown of Aragon, 1255-1272
Source: Iberia and the Mediterranean World of the Middle Ages: Studies in Honor of Robert I. Burns, S.J. Proceedings from Kalamazoo Volume 1.   Edited by Larry J. Simon .   E.J. Brill, 1995. Journal of Ecclesiastical History , 47., 2 (Apr. 1996):  Pages 303 - 321.
Year of Publication: 1995.

33. Record Number: 1233
Author(s): Ettlinger, Helen S.
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Title : Visibilis et Invisibilis: The Mistress in Italian Renaissance Court Society [a study of the highborn concubines of rulers primarily at the courts of Milan, Ferrara, and Rimini].
Source: Renaissance Quarterly (Full Text via JSTOR) 47, 4 (Winter 1994): 770-792. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1994.

34. Record Number: 1489
Author(s): Perivolaris, John.
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Title : Further Observations on the Conclusion of Elena y María": An Answer to Kevin C. Reilly [debate between the mistresses of a priest and a knight as to who has the greater status and wealth; in responding to Reilly's article ("The Conclusion of "Elena y María": A Reconsideration" Kentucky Romance Quarterly 30 (1983): 251-262) the author argues that María and her priest-lover are not favored but both the knight and the priest are condemned as corrupt].
Source: Corónica , 22., 2 (Spring 1994):  Pages 118 - 122.
Year of Publication: 1994.

35. Record Number: 8705
Author(s): Dübeck, Inger.
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Title : Women, Weddings, and Concubines in Medieval Danish Law [The author surveys the existing laws for medieval Denmark both from customary law and canon law. Dübeck concludes that the Church had a more flexible interpretation. For example, concubinage relations were judged, to the woman’s benefit, as marriages after three years. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Scandinavian Journal of History , 17., 4 ( 1992):  Pages 315 - 322.
Year of Publication: 1992.

36. Record Number: 9536
Author(s): Laiou, Angeliki E.
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Title : Contribution à l'étude de l'institution familiale en Épire au XIIIème siècle [The author uses legal opinions from Demetrios Chomatenos and John Apokaukos to identify important trends in the history of the family in Epirus. Laiou argues that there was more flexibility in practice, citing divorce, concubines and illegitimate children, than the law would seem to suggest. The Appendix presents the Greek texts of two acts on divorce by Demetrios Chomatenos. The Article was originally published in Forschungen zur byzantinischen Rechtsgeschichte, 6 (1984): 275-323. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Gender, Society, and Economic Life in Byzantium. Angeliki E. Laiou Variorum Collected Studies Series .   Ashgate, 1992. Scandinavian Journal of History , 17., 4 ( 1992):  Pages 275 - 323. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
Year of Publication: 1992.

37. Record Number: 12675
Author(s): Haboucha, Reginetta.
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Title : Clerics, Their Wives, and Their Concubines in the "Partidas" of Alfonso el Sabio [The author focuses on the women, wives and concubines, caught between the demands of the reforming church and their priest-husbands. In general the women were punished more harshly (banished to monasteries, sold into slavery, or worse), while priests had their punishments revoked once they repented. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Homo Carnalis: The Carnal Aspect of Medieval Human Life.   Edited by Helen Rodite Lemay Acta .   Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1990. Scandinavian Journal of History , 17., 4 ( 1992):  Pages 85 - 104. Papers presented at a conference held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1987
Year of Publication: 1990.

38. Record Number: 11019
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
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Title : Concubinage and Slavery in the Viking Age [The author argues that although not all concubines were slaves, concubinage was associated with slavery and low status. Children of both slave women and concubines needed their fathers' recognition in order to inherit. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Scandinavian Studies , 62., 2 (Spring 1990):  Pages 141 - 162.
Year of Publication: 1990.

39. Record Number: 31852
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Title : Double Portrait of Count Philip von Hanau-Munzenberg and Margaret Weißkirchner, or "Gothaer Liebespaar"
Source: Scandinavian Studies , 62., 2 (Spring 1990):
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40. Record Number: 32618
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Title : Portrait of a Young Woman
Source: Scandinavian Studies , 62., 2 (Spring 1990):
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