Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 29189
Author(s): Prado-Vilar, Francisco,
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Title : Iudeus sacer: Life, Law and Identity in the "State of Exception" Called "Marian Miracle"
Source: Judaism and Christian Art: Aesthetic Anxieties from the Catacombs to Colonialism.   Edited by Herbert L. Kessler and David Nirenberg .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.  Pages 115 - 142.
Year of Publication: 2011.

2. Record Number: 28444
Author(s): Robinson, I. S.,
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Title : Conversio and conversatio in the Life of Herluca of Epfach
Source: Medieval Italy, Medieval and Early Modern Women: Essays in Honour of Christine Meek.   Edited by Conor Kostick .   Four Courts Press, 2010.  Pages 172 - 194.
Year of Publication: 2010.

3. Record Number: 19229
Author(s): Bueno, Irene
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Title : Preferire l'eresia? Donne catare in Linguadoca nel primo Trecento [The histography of women Cathars usually focuses on the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, not on their declining numbers in the early fourteenth century. Evidence from Montaillou shows Cathar teachings transmitted within families. The women who converted often ignored misogynistic tenets of Catharism in favor of elements like belief that dead babies would experience reincarnation. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Storia delle donne 2 (2006): 243-266.
Year of Publication: 2006.

4. Record Number: 20780
Author(s): Eckhard, Simon
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Title : The First German Mary Assumption Play (c.1300) and the Mary Portal of Strasbourg Cathedral [Investigates the relationship between thirteenth and fourteenth century German Assumption plays, the Song of Solomon/Song of Songs, and the carvings of Strasbourg Cathedral. Focuses on the plays' and carvings' use of the figures of "Ecclesia" as bride and God as Solomon, with God/Solomon's embrace of "Synagoga" acting as a device to encourage the conversion of Jews. The relationship between Mary and the figure of "Ecclesia" is also discussed. Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: European Medieval Drama , 9., ( 2005):  Pages 1 - 23.
Year of Publication: 2005.

5. Record Number: 11051
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Title : Tak and Bren Hir: Lollardry as Conversion Motif in "The Book of Margery Kempe" [The author argues that the text presents Margery as religously and socially aberrant. Yet this is necessary to prove that she is chosen by God as a spiritual instructor. The charges of Lollardy allow her doubters to convert eventually, while also emphasizing her orthodoxy. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Mystics Quarterly , 29., 40180 (March-June 2003):  Pages 24 - 44.
Year of Publication: 2003.

6. 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.

7. Record Number: 6640
Author(s): Salih, Sarah.
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Title : Staging Conversion: The Digby Saint Plays and "The Book of Margery Kempe" [the author examines the representation of conversion in Margery Kempe's "Book" and in the Digby saint plays of Mary Magdalene and Saint Paul; she argues that conversion is a predominantly masculine topos which affects Margery's and Mary Magdalene's gender identity].
Source: Gender and Holiness: Men, Women, and Saints in Late Medieval Europe.   Edited by Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih .   Routledge, 2002.  Pages 121 - 134.
Year of Publication: 2002.

8. Record Number: 4743
Author(s): Zuckerman, Constantin.
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Title : Le Voyage d'Olga et la première ambassade espagnole à Constantinople en 946 [The author argues that Olga, the princess of Kiev, had to wait in order to present her embassy to the emperor and ended up being baptized in Constantinople before she returned to Kiev].
Source: Travaux et Mémoires (Centre de Recherche d'histoire et civilisation de Byzance) , 13., ( 2000):  Pages 647 - 672.
Year of Publication: 2000.

9. Record Number: 5592
Author(s): Synek, Eva M.
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Title : The Life of St. Nino: Georgia's Conversion to Its Female Apostle [The author examines the suppression and later rehabilitation of St. Nino; as a woman, a foreigner, and a slave, many Georgians had difficulties in accepting her in such an important role as the person who brought Christianity to Georgia].
Source: Christianizing peoples and converting individuals.   Edited by Guyda Armstrong and Ian N. Wood International Medieval Research .   Brepols, 2000. Travaux et Mémoires (Centre de Recherche d'histoire et civilisation de Byzance) , 13., ( 2000):  Pages 3 - 13.
Year of Publication: 2000.

10. Record Number: 5593
Author(s): Evans, Michael R.
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Title : Twenty-Fourth Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies: Abstracts of Papers, Friday, 10 October 1997, Session II--Women of the Book: Düsseldorf, Landes-und Universitätsbibliothek Sammelhandschrift B. 3 and Its Place in Carolingian Literary Culture. [the author argues that the manuscript was completed by or for a woman based on the selection of the fourteen texts included; the saints' lives, prayers, and romances all demonstrate a pronounced interest in female characters and women's concerns; the courtesy texts in the manuscript would have been used by women in the education of their children or others' children in their charge].
Source: Christianizing peoples and converting individuals.   Edited by Guyda Armstrong and Ian N. Wood International Medieval Research .   Brepols, 2000. Travaux et Mémoires (Centre de Recherche d'histoire et civilisation de Byzance) , 13., ( 2000):  Pages 195 - 2002.
Year of Publication: 2000.

11. Record Number: 14582
Author(s): Di Giorgi, Marianna
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Title : Santa Maria Egiziaca tra Oriente e Occidente. La "Vita Sanctae Mariae Aegyptiacae Meretricis" di Paolo Diacono Napoletano [In the ninth century, Paul the Deacon translated a Greek life of Mary the Egyptian into Latin. Mary had an extensive cult in the East, and it had reached the West by the sixth century. Paul came from Naples, a center of Mary's cult and its texts. His translation was free enough to make his own theological points in a style that was unique. The article ends with a series of tables giving Paul's Latin renderings of Greek words and phrases. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Schede medievali , 38., ( 2000):  Pages 155 - 197.
Year of Publication: 2000.

12. Record Number: 4246
Author(s): Remensnyder, Amy G.
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Title : The Colonization of Sacred Architecture: The Virgin Mary, Mosques, and Temples in Medieval Spain and Early Sixteenth-Century Mexico
Source: Monks and Nuns, Saints and Outcasts: Religion in Medieval Society. Essays in Honor of Lester K. Little.   Edited by Sharon Farmer and Barbara H. Rosenwein .   Cornell University Press, 2000.  Pages 189 - 219.
Year of Publication: 2000.

13. Record Number: 5149
Author(s): Meyer, Marc Anthony.
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Title : Queens, Convents, and Conversion in Early Anglo-Saxon England [the author argues for the importance of royal and noble women who made politically strategic marriages, in part to convert pagans; some of these same women were then charged with ruling newly founded monasteries or double houses and passed on to their daughters this unique opportunity for exercising power].
Source: Revue Bénédictine , 109., 40180 ( 1999):  Pages 90 - 116.
Year of Publication: 1999.

14. Record Number: 5148
Author(s): Hen, Yitzhak.
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Title : Milites Christi utriusque sexus: Gender and the Politics of Conversion in the Circle of Boniface [The author argues that Boniface gave nuns new roles in inculcating Christian ideas and values; the author cites the case study of Leoba who had direct interaction with the people she had come to teach].
Source: Revue Bénédictine , 109., 40180 ( 1999):  Pages 17 - 31.
Year of Publication: 1999.

15. Record Number: 5338
Author(s): Hardman, Phillipa.
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Title : Dear Enemies: The Motif of the Converted Saracen and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" [the author examines the representations of both female and male Saracens in the Middle English romances of Charlemagne; the beautiful Saracen maiden is eager, perhaps too eager, to help the Christian knight with her magical girdle, though it may be at the cost of betraying her father].
Source: Reading Medieval Studies , 25., ( 1999):  Pages 59 - 74.
Year of Publication: 1999.

16. Record Number: 3016
Author(s): Armstrong, Dorsey.
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Title : Holy Queens as Agents of Christianization in Bede's "Ecclesiastical History": A Reconsideration
Source: Medieval Encounters: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue , 4., 3 (November 1998):  Pages 228 - 241.
Year of Publication: 1998.

17. Record Number: 2414
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Title : Becoming Christian, Becoming Male? [Judaism and islam, in the view of medieval Christians, promoted gender disorder with feminized men and dominating women].
Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler .   Garland Publishing, 1997. Medieval Encounters: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue , 4., 3 (November 1998):  Pages 21 - 41.
Year of Publication: 1997.

18. Record Number: 2346
Author(s): Armstrong, Dorsey.
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Title : Holy Queens as Agents of Christianization in Bede's "Ecclesiastical History": A Reconsideration [argues that Bede marginalizes the queens in order to represent them without power or influence].
Source: Old English Newsletter , 29., 3 (Spring 1996):
Year of Publication: 1996.

19. Record Number: 837
Author(s): Appleby, David F.
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Title : Spiritual Progress in Carolingian Saxony: A Case from Ninth- Century Corvey [the text recording the transferral of Saint Pusinna's relics to Herford in Saxony praises the Saxons before and after their conversion].
Source: Catholic Historical Review , 82., 4 (Oct. 1996):  Pages 599 - 613.
Year of Publication: 1996.

20. Record Number: 2344
Author(s): Bankert, Dabney A.
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Title : The Conversion Stories of Aelfric's "Lives of Saints" [analyzes the "Lives" of St. Agnes and St. Gallicanus; in the latter the conversion is in fact that of Constantia, daughter of the emperor Constantine].
Source: Old English Newsletter , 29., 3 (Spring 1996):
Year of Publication: 1996.

21. Record Number: 725
Author(s): Shatzmiller, Maya.
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Title : Marriage, Family, and the Faith: Women's Conversion to Islam [legal aspects of women's conversion as well as the cultural and emotional factors].
Source: Journal of Family History , 21., 3 (July 1996):  Pages 235 - 266.
Year of Publication: 1996.

22. Record Number: 6623
Author(s): Scott, Karen.
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Title : Candied Oranges, Vinegar, and Dawn: The Imagery of Conversion in the Letters of Caterina of Siena [The author examines three letters that Catherine wrote in 1378 to Monna Costanza Soderini, wife of one of the Guelph leaders of Florence, to Stefano Maconi, one of her disciples in Siena, and to Pope Urban; all three of her correspondents were having dif
Source: Annali d'Italianistica , 13., ( 1995):  Pages 91 - 107. Women Mystic Writers. Edited by Dino S. Cervigni
Year of Publication: 1995.

23. Record Number: 1412
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Title : The Conversion of Margery Kempe's Son
Source: English Language Notes , 32., 2 (December 1994):  Pages 9 - 13.
Year of Publication: 1994.

24. Record Number: 10762
Author(s): Davies, Anthony.
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Title : The Sexual Conversion of the Anglo-Saxons [The author surveys sexual practices and beliefs among the Anglso-Saxons before and after the advent of Christianity. Davies argues that the clergy taught people to have a reverence for virginity and a sense of sexual guilt. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A Wyf Ther Was: Essays in Honour of Paule Mertens-Fonck.   Edited by Juliette Dor .   English Department, University of Liège, 1992.  Pages 80 - 102.
Year of Publication: 1992.

25. Record Number: 10289
Author(s): Dobson, Barrie.
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Title : The Role of Jewish Women in Medieval England [The article studies some of the conditions of life for medieval Jewish women in England, particularly in terms of the pressures to convert to Christianity. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Christianity and Judaism: papers read at the 1991 Summer Meeting and the 1992 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society.   Edited by Diana Wood Studies in Church History, 29.   Blackwell for the Ecclesiastical History Society, 1992. English Language Notes , 32., 2 (December 1994):  Pages 145 - 167.
Year of Publication: 1992.

26. Record Number: 10215
Author(s): Poppe, Andrzej.
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Title : Once Again Concerning the Baptism of Olga, Archontiss of Rus' [The author explores the circumstances of Princess Olga's baptism in Constantinople, arguing that she was the goddaughter of the imperial couple. Poppe also suggests that Olga attempted to secure a bishop and missionaries for Russia from Constantinople. When the help did not materialize, she turned to the German ruler, Otto I. Article republished in Andrzej Poppe's Christian Russia in the Making. Ashgate Variorum, 2007. Article 2. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Dumbarton Oaks Papers (Full Text via JSTOR) 46 (1992): 271-277. Homo Byzantinus: Papers in Honor of Alexander Kazhdan. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1992.

27. Record Number: 11781
Author(s): Heusler, Andreas
Contributor(s): Peter, Nelson, trans.
Title : The Story of the Völsi, an Old Norse Anecdote of Conversion [The author discusses a poem included in a Norse compilation, in which a woman worships the disembodied penis of a horse and eventually converts to Christianity. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays.   Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury .   Garland Publishing, 1991.  Pages 187 - 200.
Year of Publication: 1991.

28. Record Number: 11045
Author(s): Jochens, Jenny.
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Title : Old Norse Magic and Gender: Þáttr Þorvalds ens Víðforla [The author studies fourteen scenes of the supernatural in Norse family sagas, and argues that, in thirteenth-century Scandinavia, men joined women in the exercise of pagan magic. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Scandinavian Studies , 63., 3 (Summer 1991):  Pages 305 - 317.
Year of Publication: 1991.

29. Record Number: 11203
Author(s): Tobin, Lee Ann.
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Title : Give the Saint Her Due: Hagiographical Values for Chaucer’s Second Nun’s Tale and Graham Greene’s "The End of the Affair" [When approaching Saint Celia (protagonist of the Second Nun’s Tale) and Sarah Miles (adulterous protagonist of Greene’s twentieth-century novel), modern critics perceive both of these heroines in a negative manner (deeming them disrespectful or unbelievable as female exemplars). However, such critics abide by rational and objective perspectives which are inappropriate for analyzing hagiographical literature. When viewed from a mystical and spiritual perspective, both heroines radically overturn male power structures and exhibit female strength and virginal power. While Greene revises the hagiographical tradition in his modern-day saint’s life, the essential features of the medieval genre remain unchanged. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studia Mystica , 14., 40212 (Summer/Fall 1991):  Pages 48 - 60.
Year of Publication: 1991.

30. Record Number: 12741
Author(s): Featherstone, Jeffrey
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Title : Olga’s Visit to Constantinople [Princess Olga of Kiev’s conversion to Christianity and her baptism in Constantinople in the middle of the tenth century are events variously described in Slavonic, Byzantine, and Latin accounts. The article contains a translation of excerpt from the Book
Source: Harvard Ukrainian Studies , 14., 3 (December 1990):  Pages 293 - 312.
Year of Publication: 1990.

31. Record Number: 36070
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Title : Cantiga 107 The Jewish woman who was thrown from a cliff
Source: Harvard Ukrainian Studies , 14., 3 (December 1990):
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