Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Record Number: 2346
Author(s): Armstrong, Dorsey.
Contributor(s):
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.

4. 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.

5. 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. Old English Newsletter , 29., 3 (Spring 1996):  Pages 187 - 200.
Year of Publication: 1991.

6. 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.