Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 29907
Author(s): Berman, Constance Hoffman
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Title : Two Medieval Women’s Property and Religious Benefactions in France: Eleanor of Vermandois and Blanche of Castile
Source: Viator , 41., 2 ( 2010):  Pages 151 - 182.
Year of Publication: 2010.

2. Record Number: 19950
Author(s): Jordan, Erin L.
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Title : The "Abduction" of Ida of Boulogne: Assessing Women's Agency in Thirteenth-Century France
Source: French Historical Studies , 30., 1 (Winter 2007):  Pages 1 - 20.
Year of Publication: 2007.

3. Record Number: 14753
Author(s): Harker, C. Marie.
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Title : The Two Duchesses of Gloucester and the Rhetoric of the Feminine [The author explores the two marriages of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, third son of Henry IV. In the first he rashly made an alliance with Jacqueline, countess of Holland, which endangered England's ties with Burgundy. Defending her territories proved difficult, and he abandoned her, taking one of her ladies-in-waiting as his wife soon thereafter. Popular sympathy coalesced around the deserted countess with poems and petitions celebrating her as a good wife betrayed. Humphrey was rehabilitated to a degree by representing his second wife, Eleanor Cobham, as a seductress who snared him with sex and enchantments. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 109 - 125.
Year of Publication: 2004.

4. Record Number: 14749
Author(s): Doyle, Kara.
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Title : Narratizing Marie of Ponthieu [The author analyzes three texts related to the life of Marie, countess of Ponthieu. She was heir to her father's holdings of Ponthieu but her husband's rebellion against the French king, Philippe Auguste, resulted in the forfeiture of her inheritance. Marie negotiated a settlement with Louis VIII, Philippe Auguste's successor. The three texts analyzed are: 1) the legal agreement between Marie and Lous VIII restoring her land and the inheritance rights to her children; 2) the "Roman de la Violette" by Gerbert de Montreuil in which Marie is acknowledged as patron; and the anonymous "Fille de comte de Ponthieu" in which the heroine's resemblance to Marie is less direct. Significantly all three texts downplay women's agency and do not portray the woman as holding land. Evidence suggests that Marie took direct action to regain her family's lands and privileges Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 29 - 54.
Year of Publication: 2004.

5. Record Number: 8571
Author(s): Ross, James
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Title : Seditious Activities: The Conspiracy of Maud de Vere, Countess of Oxford, 1403-4 [In 1403-04 Maud de Vere, dowager countess of Oxford, involved herself in an attempt to restore "Richard II" (actually an impostor) to the English throne. There is no obvious reason for this conspiracy except belief in the pseudo-Richard as true king. Maud was pardoned on the request of Queen Joan, the wife of Henry IV. This may have been an effort by Henry to place his new wife in high relief as a source of pardons. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Fifteenth Century , 3., ( 2003):  Pages 25 - 41. Thematic issue: Authority and Subversion
Year of Publication: 2003.

6. Record Number: 19983
Author(s): Mulè, Viviana
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Title : L'Inventario dei beni dell'Infanta Isabella d'Aragona prima contessa di Caltabellotta [The author discusses the inventory of goods belonging to Isabella of Aragon, daughter of Frederick III of Sicily and wife of Raymond, count of Caltabellotta. The inventory was prepared in 1334 in connection with her will when Isabella was a widow. She had earlier brought lands and moveable goods to her husband, one of her father's lieutenants. In her inventory Isabella possessed many valuble objects, both secular and religious, including silks and pearls. The appendix presents two transcribed documents in Latin: 1) Inventory of the goods of Isabella of Caltabellotta (1334) and 2) Excerpt from Rosario Gregorio's "Biblioteca scriptorum qui res in Sicilia gestas sub Aragonum imperio retulere," concerning events in 1338. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Schede Medievali , 41., (gennaio-dicembre 2003):  Pages 69 - 96.
Year of Publication: 2003.

7. Record Number: 11946
Author(s): DeAragon, RaGena C.
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Title : Wife, Widow, and Mother: Some Comparisons between Eleanor of Aquitaine and Noblewomen of the Anglo-Norman and Angevin World [The author compares life cycle events for Eleanor of Aquitaine to those of Anglo-Norman and Angevin countesses between 1070 and 1230. The author briefly considers childhood, marriage, childbearing, parenting, widowhood, remarriage, ecclesiastical patrona
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 97 - 113.
Year of Publication: 2003.

8. Record Number: 8710
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Title : The Gender of Lordly Women: The Case of Adela of Blois [The author argues that scholars who view medieval women rulers as "honorary men" are wrong. Instead medieval understandings of gender and lordship situated ruling women like Adela within royal and noble families. While acknowledging that they sometimes needed to act like men, it did not negate their femininity since they fulfilled important roles as daughters, wives, and mothers. 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. Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 30., 1 (Spring 2004):  Pages 90 - 110.
Year of Publication: 2003.

9. Record Number: 10909
Author(s): Mulder-Bakker, Anneke.
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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.

10. Record Number: 8806
Author(s): Parsons, John Carmi.
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Title : The Medieval Aristocratic Teenaged Female: Adolescent or Adult? [The author argues that there was a more "fluid scale of ages" for women than for men, particularly involving royalty and the nobility. Young women could act decisively and authoritatively when helping their husbands or protecting their children. Parsons points to the case of Isabelle of Hainaut who at fourteen performed a dramatic public prayer to win public support and prevent her husband's planned divorce. Elizabeth Plantagenet, Countess of Holland, at fiften years enlisted the help of the Hague's burgers to rescue her young husband who had been kidnapped by the regent. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The Premodern Teenager: Youth in Society, 1150-1650.   Edited by Konrad Eisenbichler .   Publications of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Essays and Studies, 1. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2002. Schede Medievali , 41., (gennaio-dicembre 2003):  Pages 311 - 321.
Year of Publication: 2002.

11. Record Number: 10532
Author(s): McLennan, Graham.
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Title : The Lady of Caesarea: A Colonist in Outremer
Source: Our Medieval Heritage: Essays in Honour of John Tillotson for His 60th Birthday.   Edited by Linda Rasmussen, Valerie Spear, and Dianne Tillotson .   Merton Priory Press, 2002. Schede Medievali , 41., (gennaio-dicembre 2003):  Pages 172 - 184.
Year of Publication: 2002.

12. 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. Schede Medievali , 41., (gennaio-dicembre 2003):  Pages 263 - 282.
Year of Publication: 2002.

13. Record Number: 7816
Author(s): Johns, Susan M.
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Title : Poetry and Prayer: Women and Politics of Spiritual Relationships in the Early Twelfth Century
Source: European Review of History , 8., 1 ( 2001):  Pages 7 - 22.
Year of Publication: 2001.

14. Record Number: 16570
Author(s): Wilkinson, Louise.
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Title : Pawn and Political Player: Observations on the Life of a Thirteenth-Century Countess
Source: Historical Research , 73., 181 (June 2000):  Pages 105 - 123.
Year of Publication: 2000.

15. Record Number: 3778
Author(s): Evergates, Theodore.
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Title : Aristocratic Women in the County of Champagne [The author explores three roles of noble women in Champagne: as countesses, as married women, and as nuns].
Source: Aristocratic Women in Medieval France.   Edited by Theodore Evergates .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Collegium Medievale , 12., ( 1999):  Pages 74 - 110.
Year of Publication: 1999.

16. 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.

17. Record Number: 3776
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Title : Adela of Blois: Familial Alliances and Female Lordship
Source: Aristocratic Women in Medieval France.   Edited by Theodore Evergates .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Collegium Medievale , 12., ( 1999):  Pages 7 - 43.
Year of Publication: 1999.

18. Record Number: 3779
Author(s): Nicholas, Karen S.
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Title : Countesses as Rulers in Flanders [The author surveys the activities of twelve countesses in Flanders; their personalities and circumstances varied widely but many displayed skillful diplomacy, keen support for women's religion, and concern for the welfare of their subjects].
Source: Aristocratic Women in Medieval France.   Edited by Theodore Evergates .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Collegium Medievale , 12., ( 1999):  Pages 111 - 137.
Year of Publication: 1999.

19. Record Number: 7353
Author(s): Gros, Gérard.
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Title : L'Épouse du comte du IXe au XIe siècle: Transformation d'un modèle et idéologie du pouvoir [The author argues that the wives of counts took on a new importance in the Carolingian era. The Church encouraged a model of marriage in which the wife served as counselor to the count. Other indications of the change in the role of the countess were the appearance of the term "comitissa" in documents, the need for the consent of the countess in property donations initiated by her husband, and the listings of the husband and wife together in monastic "libri memoriales." Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Femmes et pouvoirs des femmes à Byzance et en Occident (VIe -XIe siècles). Colloque international organisé les 28, 29 et 30 mars 1996 à Bruxelles et Villeneuve d'Ascq.   Edited by Stéphane Lebecq, Alain Dierkens, Régine Le Jan, and Jean-Marie Sansterre .   Centre de Recherche sur l'Histoire de l'Europe du Nord-Ouest, Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3, 1999. Collegium Medievale , 12., ( 1999):  Pages 65 - 73.
Year of Publication: 1999.

20. Record Number: 7354
Author(s): Santinelli, Emmanuelle.
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Title : La Veuve du prince au tournant de l'an mil: l'exemple de Berthe de Bourgogne [Berthe, the widow of the count of Blois, preserved her children's inheritance, the author argues, in a shrewd move by marrying the King of France. Though censured by the Church, Berthe was in all other ways an exemplary widow: preserving the "memoria" of her first husband, giving generously to monasteries, and ruling until her son came of age. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Femmes et pouvoirs des femmes à Byzance et en Occident (VIe -XIe siècles). Colloque international organisé les 28, 29 et 30 mars 1996 à Bruxelles et Villeneuve d'Ascq.   Edited by Stéphane Lebecq, Alain Dierkens, Régine Le Jan, and Jean-Marie Sansterre .   Centre de Recherche sur l'Histoire de l'Europe du Nord-Ouest, Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3, 1999. Collegium Medievale , 12., ( 1999):  Pages 75 - 89.
Year of Publication: 1999.

21. Record Number: 8679
Author(s): Collina, Beatrice.
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Title : Matilde di Canossa nelle culture europee: Reggio Emilia- Canossa- Quattro Castella 25-27 settembre 1997 [The author reports on a conference devoted to Matilda. The conference not only examined Matilda, countess of Tuscany, in her own age but also considered her place in literature and historiography. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Quaderni Medievali , 45., (giugno 1998):  Pages 255 - 263.
Year of Publication: 1998.

22. Record Number: 2224
Author(s): Stasser, Thierry.
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Title : Adélaïde d'Anjou, sa famille, ses unions, sa descendance
Source: Moyen Age , 103., 1 ( 1997):  Pages 9 - 52.
Year of Publication: 1997.

23. Record Number: 3619
Author(s): Stasser, Thierry.
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Title : Autour de Roger le Vieux: les alliances matrimoniales des comtes de Carcassonne [the author, comparing given names, reconstructs the family ties for both Adelaide and Arsinde]
Source: Annales du Midi , 108., 214 (avril-juin 1997):  Pages 165 - 187.
Year of Publication: 1997.

24. Record Number: 5543
Author(s): Ferroul, Yves.
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Title : Origine familiale de trois comtesses de Pallars
Source: Anuario de Estudios Medievales , 26., 1 ( 1996):  Pages 3 - 18.
Year of Publication: 1996.

25. Record Number: 1572
Author(s): Johns, Susan.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Wives and Widows of the Earls of Chester, 1100-1252: The Charter Evidence [focuses on their power to make land transactions, particularly in support of the Church].
Source: The Haskins Society Journal , 7., ( 1995):  Pages 117 - 132.
Year of Publication: 1995.

26. Record Number: 1384
Author(s): DeAragon, RaGena C.
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Title : Dowager Countesses, 1069-1230 [prosopographical study of fifty-eight dowager countesses including numbers of marriages, lengths of marriages, numbers of children, retirement to monasteries, and treatment by the king].
Source: Anglo-Norman Studies , 17., ( 1994):  Pages 87 - 100.
Year of Publication: 1994.

27. Record Number: 6708
Author(s): Bonacini, Pierpaolo.
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Title : La contessa Adelaide e la società del secolo XI: Susa, 14-16 novembre 1991 [Olderico Manfredi had only one heir, his daughter Adelaide; he vested his property in her but permitted the Marquisate of Susa to pass to her successive husbands; she maintained her family's power against the ambitions of the House of Savoy which did not obtain control of the Val di Susa until the twelfth century; Adelaide even resisted the Gregorian Reform in order to keep control of the local churches].
Source: Quaderni Medievali , 33., (giugno 1992):  Pages 199 - 208.
Year of Publication: 1992.

28. Record Number: 4712
Author(s): LoPrete, Kimberly.
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Title : Adela of Blois and Ivo of Chartres: Piety, Politics, and the Peace in the Diocese of Chartres
Source: Anglo-Norman Studies , 14., ( 1991):  Pages 131 - 152.
Year of Publication: 1991.

29. Record Number: 12282
Author(s): Goez, Werner.
Contributor(s):
Title : Matilda Dei gratia si quid est. Die Urkunden-Unterfertigung der Burgherrin von Canossa [Author discusses the use of the formula "Dei gratia si quid est" in Countess Mathilda of Tuscany's signature on documents. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters , 47., ( 1991):  Pages 378 - 394.
Year of Publication: 1991.

30. Record Number: 28007
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Contributor(s): Treharne, R. E., selector
Title : The Trial of Simon de Montfort, July 1260, Sections 1-10 [This document includes clauses concerning Countess Eleanor, daughter of King John and wife of Simon de Montfort. De Montfort was a magnate and social reformer who died in battle against forces of the king. This document outlines disagreements with King Henry III, Eleanor’s brother, over Eleanor’s demands as well as her refusal to renounce claims to lands in France. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Documents of the Baronial Movement of Reform and Rebellion 1258-1267.   Edited by I. J. Sanders Oxford Medieval Texts .   Clarendon Press, 1973. Anglo-Norman Studies , 14., ( 1991):  Pages 194 - 199.
Year of Publication: 1973.

31. Record Number: 30960
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Title : Countess Matilda, Emperor Henry IV, and Abbot Hugh of Cluny
Source: Anglo-Norman Studies , 14., ( 1991):
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32. Record Number: 30961
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Title : Dedication page with Matilda of Canossa from the Vita Mathildis
Source: Anglo-Norman Studies , 14., ( 1991):
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33. Record Number: 40331
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Title : Matilda of Canossa greeting Pope Paschal II
Source: Anglo-Norman Studies , 14., ( 1991):
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