Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 11013
Author(s): Cantara, Linda
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Title : Holy Eunuchs! Masculinity and Eunuch Saints in Byzantium [In this brief overview, the author concentrates on the tenth century "Life" of Ignatios the Younger, twice patriarch of Constantinople (847-858 and 867-878). Tougher argues that the hagiographer treats Ignatios as a typical holy man with just one mention of his castration. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Holiness and Masculinity in the Middle Ages.   Edited by P. H. Cullum and Katherine J. Lewis .   Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series. University of Wales Press, 2004.  Pages 93 - 108.
Year of Publication: 2004.

2. Record Number: 8878
Author(s): Armstrong, Dorsey.
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Title : In or Out? Origins of Court Eunuchs [The author provides a brief overview of eunuchs at royal courts, emphasizing the late Roman Empire and Byzantium. He is interested in particular in the ethnic origins of eunuchs and whether some were castrated in their home countries for sale to royal courts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond.   Edited by Shaun Tougher .   Classical Press of Wales and Duckworth, 2002.  Pages 143 - 159.
Year of Publication: 2002.

3. Record Number: 8879
Author(s): Sidéris, Georges
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Title : Eunuchs of Light: Power, Imperial Ceremonial, and Positive Representations of Eunuchs in Byzantium (4th-12th Centuries A.D.) [The author presents cases in which eunuchs were praised, generally for their piety, beauty, or similarity to angels. The author argues that these favorable views usually were expressed because eunuchs held important roles in the imperial court with direct access to power. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond.   Edited by Shaun Tougher .   Classical Press of Wales and Duckworth, 2002.  Pages 161 - 175.
Year of Publication: 2002.

4. Record Number: 8880
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Title : Theophylact of Ochrid's "In Defence of Eunuchs" [Theophylact, archbishop of Ochrid, wrote the polemical text for his brother, who was a eunuch. It consists of a pair of speeches, the first discussing the bad qualities of eunuchs and the second defending eunuchs at much greater length. A large part of his argument emphasizes the ascetic control that good eunuchs exercise in their pursuit of Christian virtues. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond.   Edited by Shaun Tougher .   Classical Press of Wales and Duckworth, 2002.  Pages 177 - 198.
Year of Publication: 2002.

5. Record Number: 8881
Author(s): Gaul, Niels
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Title : Eunuchs in the Late Byzantine Empire, c. 1250-1400 [The author surveys evidence for eunuchs in thirteenth and fourteenth century Byzantium from a range of literary texts including vernacular romances. He argues that the decline of eunuchs in this period of time was due to the fact that royal family members, both male and female, could now fulfill the more important offices and duties at court that had earlier been held exclusively by eunuchs. The Appendix lists nineteen eunuchs at court and in the Church along with a few more instances of unnamed eunuchs from histories, romances, and land records. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond.   Edited by Shaun Tougher .   Classical Press of Wales and Duckworth, 2002.  Pages 199 - 219.
Year of Publication: 2002.

6. Record Number: 3709
Author(s): Ringrose, Kathryn M.
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Title : Passing the Test of Sanctity: Denial of Sexuality and Involuntary Castration [the author traces the changing status of eunuchs in the spiritual life; in Late Antiquity, eunuchs had a negative image and could not achieve sanctity but by the ninth to the twelfth century eunuchs could achieve sanctity through denial (other than the flesh) and other forms of selflessness].
Source: Desire and Denial in Byzantium: Papers from the Thirty-First Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, March 1997.   Edited by Liz James. Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, Publications 6 .   Variorum (Ashgate Publishing), 1999. Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies , 11., 2 (Spring 1999):  Pages 123 - 137.
Year of Publication: 1999.

7. Record Number: 3746
Author(s): Schotter, Anne Howland.
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Title : Images of Effeminate Men: The case of Byzantine Eunuchs
Source: Masculinity in Medieval Europe.   Edited by D.M. Hadley .   Women and Men in History Series. Addison Wesley Longman, 1999.  Pages 89 - 100.
Year of Publication: 1999.

8. Record Number: 3930
Author(s): Scheil, Andrew P.
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Title : Somatic Ambiguity and Masculine Desire in the Old English Life of Euphrosyne [Euphrosyne lives as a eunuch in a monastery ; the text brings out the erotic aspects of homosociality among the monks].
Source: Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies , 11., 2 (Spring 1999):  Pages 345 - 361.
Year of Publication: 1999.

9. Record Number: 1425
Author(s): Kuefler, Mathew S.
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Title : Castration and Eunuchism 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. Byzantinische Forschungen , 23., ( 1996):  Pages 279 - 306.
Year of Publication: 1996.

10. Record Number: 1746
Author(s): Ringrose, Kathryn M.
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Title : Eunuchs as Cultural Mediators [they mediated between men and women, the bureaucratic elite and the rest of society, even between the earthly and the divine].
Source: Byzantinische Forschungen , 23., ( 1996):  Pages 75 - 93. Revised papers that were originally read at the session entitled "Komnenian Culture" at the Twentieth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on September 21, 1994
Year of Publication: 1996.

11. Record Number: 1161
Author(s): Ringrose, Kathryn M.
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Title : Eunuchs as Cultural Mediators in Byzantium
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 21., ( 1995):  Pages 57
Year of Publication: 1995.

12. Record Number: 31999
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Title : Origen Castrating Himself before a Nun
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 21., ( 1995):
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