Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 36088
Author(s): Ermine de Reims
Contributor(s):
Title : Appendix: The Visions of Ermine de Reims
Source: The Strange Case of Ermine de Reims: A Medieval Woman between Demons and Saints. Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.  Pages 157 - 186.
Year of Publication: 2015.

2. Record Number: 8064
Author(s): Elliott, Dyan.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women and Confession : From Empowerment to Pathology [The author traces the development of the practice of confession. She concentrates in particular on the relationship between the female penitent and the confessor, pointing out the affective aspects with many women predisposed to confess frequently and to be overly scrupulous in their recounting of sins. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Gendering the Master Narrative: Women and Power in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Mary C. Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski .   Cornell University Press, 2003.  Pages 31 - 51.
Year of Publication: 2003.

3. Record Number: 8061
Author(s): Wiethaus, Ulrike.
Contributor(s):
Title : Street Mysticism: An Introduction to "The Life and Revelations" of Agnes Blannbekin [The author provides a brief overview of Blannbekin's life and the record of her revelations. Blannbekin was a Beguine from Vienna whose confessor wrote down her visions and thoughts in Latin. It is unclear how much influence the confessor/scribe had on Agnes' written account. Excerpts from the Latin text and English translation follow. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Women Writing Latin from Roman Antiquity to Early Modern Europe. Volume 2: Medieval Women Writing Latin.   Edited by Laurie J. Churchill, Phyllis R. Brown, and Jane E. Jeffrey .   Routledge, 2002.  Pages 281 - 307.
Year of Publication: 2002.

4. Record Number: 9513
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Title : Female Patronage of Vernacular Religious Works in Fifteenth-Century Castile: Aristocratic Women and Their Confessors [The author examines four texts and the relationships between their female patrons and their authors/confessors as represented by Hernando de Talavera's "Colación de cómo se deben renovar en las ánimas todos los fieles cristianos en el tiempo de adviento" [Sermon on How All Faithful Christians Must Be Renewed in Their Souls during Advent] and "Tractado de loores de sant Juan evangelista" [Treatise in Praise of Saint John the Evangelist] for Queen Isabella la Catolica and Juan Lopez's "Historias que comprenden toda la vida de Nuestra Señora" [Histories that Include the Entire Life of Our Lady] and "Evangelios moralizados" [The Gospels Sermonized] for Leonor Pimentel, Countess of Plasencia. Surtz argues that the authors/confessors are in part concerned with establishing hierarchies of gender and spiritual authority and emphasize traditional models of female behavior. Surtz points out that neither female patron curtailed her active involvement in politics as a result of these devotional directives. 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 263 - 282.
Year of Publication: 2002.

5. Record Number: 9512
Author(s): Wiethaus, Ulrike.
Contributor(s):
Title : Thieves and Carnivals: Gender in German Dominican Literature of the Fourteenth Century [The author examines two autobiographical vernacular texts from Margarete Ebner and Heinrich Seuse. She argues that Seuse was concerned in part with disciplining nuns under his care and showing that female spirituality was inferior to his more intellectual approach. Ebner, on the other hand, wrote a spiritual manual for the nuns in her house in order to enhance their daily practices. 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 209 - 238.
Year of Publication: 2002.

6. Record Number: 5892
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Contributor(s):
Title : Familial Relationships in the Writings of Theoleptos of Philadelphia to Irene-Eulogia Choumnaina Palaiologina [Theoleptos, archbishop of Philadelphia, served as spiritual director to Irene, abbess of the double monastery Philanthropos Soter; in his letters he repeatedly advised her to stop seeing members of her family but she refused to comply].
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 27., ( 2001):  Pages 63
Year of Publication: 2001.

7. Record Number: 3552
Author(s): Scott, Karen.
Contributor(s):
Title : Mystical Death, Bodily Death: Catherine of Siena and Raymond of Capua on the Mystic's Encounter with God [the author argues that Catherine's writings should serve as the main source of information about her spirituality and her life of concern for the Church and the world; her confessor, Raymond of Capua wrote a biography of Catherine that was shaped by his own hagiographic agenda and sought to minimize her activism in the world].
Source: Gendered Voices: Medieval Saints and Their Interpreters.   Edited by Catherine M. Mooney .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 27., ( 2001):  Pages 136 - 167.
Year of Publication: 1999.

8. Record Number: 3553
Author(s): Elliot, Dyan.
Contributor(s):
Title : Authorizing a Life: The Collaboration of Dorothea of Montau and John Marienwerder [the author explores how John Marienwerder's quest for self-authorization in his writings masks Dorothea's spirituality and her life]
Source: Gendered Voices: Medieval Saints and Their Interpreters.   Edited by Catherine M. Mooney .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 27., ( 2001):  Pages 168 - 191.
Year of Publication: 1999.

9. Record Number: 3545
Author(s): Mooney, Catherine M.
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Title : Voice, Gender, and the Portrayal of Sanctity briefly explores common patterns and themes in the lives and writings by and about holy women; themes include the ways that women speak about themselves in contrast to the ways male associates represent them, differing uses of bridal imagery, different emphases on bodily descriptions, differences in women's active roles, and the prototypes and exempla put forward for women's imitation].
Source: Gendered Voices: Medieval Saints and Their Interpreters.   Edited by Catherine M. Mooney .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 27., ( 2001):  Pages 1 - 15.
Year of Publication: 1999.

10. Record Number: 4400
Author(s): Murray, Jacqueline.
Contributor(s):
Title : Gendered Souls in Sexed Bodies: The Male Construction of Female Sexuality in Some Medieval Confessors' Manuals [The author analyzes some fifteen confessors' manuals from the 13th century; she finds that they limit discussion of women to their sexual functions, emphasizing their sexual passivity and their danger to men as sexual temptations].
Source: Handling Sin: Confession in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Peter Biller and A.J. Minnis York Studies in Medieval Theology .   York Medieval Press, 1998. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 27., ( 2001):  Pages 79 - 93.
Year of Publication: 1998.

11. Record Number: 4401
Author(s): Biller, Peter.
Contributor(s):
Title : Confessors' Manuals and the Avoiding of Offspring [The author argues that pastoral concern over efforts to prevent conception indicates an increase in the practice and may be correlated to overpopulation].
Source: Handling Sin: Confession in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Peter Biller and A.J. Minnis York Studies in Medieval Theology .   York Medieval Press, 1998. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 27., ( 2001):  Pages 165 - 187.
Year of Publication: 1998.

12. Record Number: 3502
Author(s): Elliott, Dyan.
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Title : Dominae or "Dominatae"? Female Mysticism and the Trauma of Textuality
Source: Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom: Essays in Memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B.   Edited by Constance M. Rousseau and Joel T. Rosenthal .   Western Michigan University, 1998. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 27., ( 2001):  Pages 47 - 77.
Year of Publication: 1998.

13. Record Number: 3634
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Title : Me atrevo a escribir así: Confessional Politics in the Letters of Isabel I and Hernando de Talavera [The author argues that Isabel wrote exaggeratedly humble letters to her confessor in order to resist his rigid rules for women's behavior].
Source: Women at Work in Spain: From the Middle Ages to Early Modern Times.   Edited by Marilyn Stone and Carmen Benito-Vessels .   Peter Lang, 1998. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 27., ( 2001):  Pages 147 - 173.
Year of Publication: 1998.

14. Record Number: 4431
Author(s): Murray, Jacqueline.
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Title : Men's Bodies, Men's Minds: Seminal Emissions and Sexual Anxiety in the Middle Ages [The author surveys theological and pastoral writings on men's emissions from Augustine through Jean Gerson. In the thirteenth century these practices came to be judged more harshly and were associated with masturbation as sins of lust. At the same time e
Source: Annual Review of Sex Research , 8., ( 1997):  Pages 1 - 26.
Year of Publication: 1997.

15. Record Number: 1113
Author(s): Frantzen, Allen J.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Disclosure of Sodomy in "Cleanness"
Source: PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (Full Text via JSTOR) 111, 3 (May 1996): 451-464. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1996.

16. Record Number: 1414
Author(s): Payer, Pierre J.
Contributor(s):
Title : Confession and the Study of Sex in the Middle Ages
Source: Handbook of Medieval Sexuality.   Edited by Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage .   Garland Reference Library of the Humanities vol. 1696. Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 3 - 31.
Year of Publication: 1996.

17. Record Number: 902
Author(s): Dillon, Janette.
Contributor(s):
Title : Margery Kempe's Sharp Confessor/s [discusses Margery Kempe's confessors, as mentioned in her book, and suggests that Robert Spryngolde, parish priest of St. Margaret's in Lynn, was her demanding and strict confessor for many years].
Source: Leeds Studies in English , ( 1996):  Pages 131 - 138.
Year of Publication: 1996.

18. Record Number: 5132
Author(s): Lee, Becky R.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Purification of Women After Childbirth: A Window onto Medieval Perceptions of Women [The author suggests that women may have seen childbirth and the attendant rituals, including churching, as an opportunity for gender reversal and time to spend with other women].
Source: Florilegium , 14., ( 1995- 1996):  Pages 43 - 55.
Year of Publication: 1995- 1996.

19. Record Number: 230
Author(s): Long, Jane C.
Contributor(s):
Title : Salvation Through Meditation: The Tomb Frescoes in the Holy Confessors Chapel at Santa Croce in Florence [one prominently portrays a female donor]
Source: Gesta (Full Text via JSTOR) 34, 1 (1995): 77-88. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

20. Record Number: 1617
Author(s): Akel, Catherine S.
Contributor(s):
Title : Familial Structure in the Religious Relationships and Visionary Experiences of Margery Kempe [argues that Margery, like other female mystics, created her own family of supportive clerics and lay believers ; furthermore familial ties with Jesus and Mary allowed Margery to achieve the kind or reconciliation and love that she had not found in her earthly family].
Source: Studia Mystica New Series , 16., 1 ( 1995):  Pages 116 - 132.
Year of Publication: 1995.

21. Record Number: 6625
Author(s): Papka, Claudia Rattazzi.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Written Woman Writes: Caterina da Siena Between History and Hagiography, Body, and Text [the author argues that Catherine constructs her sanctity based on her body, both in terms of bodily suffering and her mystical assimiliation to the body of Christ, which allows her to take public action and have a public voice; her hagiographer Raymond of Capua prefers to emphasize gender, especially its negative stereotypes, and denies the body].
Source: Annali d'Italianistica , 13., ( 1995):  Pages 131 - 149. Women Mystic Writers. Edited by Dino S. Cervigni
Year of Publication: 1995.

22. Record Number: 1119
Author(s): Federico, Sylvia.
Contributor(s):
Title : Transgressive Teaching and Censorship in a Fifteenth- Century Vision of Purgatory [explores tensions within and without the female-authored text in which women are the spiritual teachers].
Source: Mystics Quarterly , 21., 2 (June 1995):  Pages 59 - 67.
Year of Publication: 1995.

23. Record Number: 1653
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Contributor(s):
Title : María de Ajofrín: The Scourge of Toledo [María was a holy woman associated with the Hieronymite order, but not a nun; in her later years a series of visions charged her with the responsibility of denouncing problems in Toledo including clerical immorality, lack of charity, and Judaizing among New Christians].
Source: Writing Women in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain: The Mothers of Saint Teresa of Avila. Ronald E. Surtz .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995. Mystics Quarterly , 21., 2 (June 1995):  Pages 68 - 84.
Year of Publication: 1995.

24. Record Number: 441
Author(s): Murray, Jacqueline.
Contributor(s):
Title : Thinking About Gender: The Diversity of Medieval Perspectives [two pastoral manual authors take different approaches to marriage].
Source: Power of the Weak: Studies on Medieval Women. A selection of a papers presented at the annual conference of the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Feb. 1990.   Edited by Jennifer Carpenter and Sally- Beth MacLean .   University of Illinois Press, 1995. Mystics Quarterly , 21., 2 (June 1995):  Pages 1 - 26.
Year of Publication: 1995.

25. Record Number: 384
Author(s): Murray, Jacqueline.
Contributor(s):
Title : Absent Penitent: The Cure of Women's Souls and Confessors' Manuals in Thirteenth- Century England
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. Mystics Quarterly , 21., 2 (June 1995):  Pages 13 - 25.
Year of Publication: 1995.

26. Record Number: 1560
Author(s): Valentini, Daria.
Contributor(s):
Title : In Search of the Subject: Angela of Foligno and Her Mediator
Source: Romance Languages Annual , 6., ( 1994):  Pages 371 - 375.
Year of Publication: 1994.

27. Record Number: 3513
Author(s): Mooney, Catherine M.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Authorial Role of Brother A. in the Composition of Angela of Foligno's Revelations [The author argues that Brother A. and Angela collaborated on the writing of her "Memorial"].
Source: Creative Women in Medieval and Early Modern Italy: A Religious and Artistic Renaissance.   Edited by E. Ann Matter and John Coakley .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994. Romance Languages Annual , 6., ( 1994):  Pages 34 - 63.
Year of Publication: 1994.

28. Record Number: 29956
Author(s): Michaud, Francine
Contributor(s):
Title : Liaisons Particulières? Franciscains et Testatrices a Marseille (1248 - 1320)
Source: Annales du Midi , 104., (janvier - mars) 197 ( 1992):  Pages 7 - 18.
Year of Publication: 1992.

29. Record Number: 10759
Author(s): Carruthers, Leo.
Contributor(s):
Title : No womman of no clerk is preysed: Attitudes to Women in Medieval English Religious Literature [The author briefly surveys Middle English sermon collections and penitential manuals. Title note supplied be Feminae.].
Source: A Wyf Ther Was: Essays in Honour of Paule Mertens-Fonck.   Edited by Juliette Dor .   English Department, University of Liège, 1992. Romance Languages Annual , 6., ( 1994):  Pages 49 - 60.
Year of Publication: 1992.

30. Record Number: 11777
Author(s): Payer, Pierre J.
Contributor(s):
Title : Sex and Confession in the Thirteenth Century [The essay explores the presentation of sex as it is reflected in confessional manuals of the thirteenth century. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays.   Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury .   Garland Publishing, 1991. Annales du Midi , 104., (janvier - mars) 197 ( 1992):  Pages 126 - 142.
Year of Publication: 1991.

31. Record Number: 8656
Author(s): Papi, Anna Benvenuti.
Contributor(s):
Title : Padri spirituali [The mendicant movement coincided with an increase in the number of penitent women living in the world. Friars frequently became confessors and spiritual guides for these women. Friars advised them how to lead a spiritual life outside the cloister without yielding to temptation or becoming suspected of heresy. Writers like Francesco da Barberino were critical of these close ties between religious and uncloistered. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: In castro poenitentiae: santità e società femminile nell’Italia medievali. Anna Benvenuti Papi .   Herder, 1990. Annales du Midi , 104., (janvier - mars) 197 ( 1992):  Pages 205 - 246. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
Year of Publication: 1990.