Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 10829
Author(s): Heene, Katrien.
Title : De litterali et morali earum instruccione: Women's Literacy in Thirteenth-Century Latin Agogic Texts [The author examines didactic texts, particularly saints' lives and exempla, to find out what their clerical authors thought about the connections between women and literacy. Generally reading is associated for women with prayer, while for men it leads to more active engagements in the world, whether it be preaching or directing a noble household. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The Voice of Silence: Women's Literacy in a Men's Church.   Edited by Thérèse de Hemptinne and María Eugenia Góngora Medieval Church Studies .   Brepols, 2004. Medieval Feminist Forum , 38., (Winter 2004):  Pages 145 - 166.
Year of Publication: 2004.

2. Record Number: 10877
Author(s): Heene, Katrien.
Title : Gender and Mobility in the Low Countires: Travelling Women in Thirteenth-Century Exempla and Saints Lives [The author examines Latin saints' lives and exempla, didactic stories used to teach moral and religious values, for mentions of women travelling. Although the clerical authors thought that women's mobility ought to be restricted, this does not appear to have lessened women's travels, particularly for religious pilgrimages. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The Texture of Society: Medieval Women in the Southern Low Countries.   Edited by Ellen E. Kittell and Mary A. Suydam .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Medieval Feminist Forum , 38., (Winter 2004):  Pages 31 - 49.
Year of Publication: 2004.

3. Record Number: 11409
Author(s): Blumreich, Kathleen.
Title : I Ne Sey Noght is in Despyt of Women: Antifeminism in Robert de Gretham's Mirror
Source: Medieval Feminist Forum , 38., (Winter 2004):  Pages 38 - 46.
Year of Publication: 2004.

4. Record Number: 9676
Author(s): Newman, Martha G.
Title : Real Men and Imaginary Women: Engelhard of Langheim Considers a Woman in Disguise [The author examines an exemplum written by the Cistercian monk Engelhard of Langheim concerning a monk at Schönau who at death was discovered to be a woman. Engelhard attempted to make her a model for male Cistercians but, unlike later narrators, he ignored the tradition of holy women and the new ideas connecting female weakness to divine strength. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 78., 4 (October 2003):  Pages 1184 - 1213.
Year of Publication: 2003.

5. Record Number: 5470
Author(s): Jackson, Peter.
Title : Aelfric and the Purpose of Christian Marriage: A Reconsideration of the "Life of Aethelthryth," Lines 120- 30 [The author argues that Aelfric adds a story from the "Historia monachorum in Aegypto" to the "Life of Aethelthryth" because he is uneasy about the saint's unilateral refusal of sex in marriage; by adding the exemplum about a man and his wife who have three sons and then agree to live together while abstaining from sex, Aelfric is able to reassert the Augustinian ideal of a Christian marriage].
Source: Anglo-Saxon England , 29., ( 2000):  Pages 235 - 260.
Year of Publication: 2000.

6. Record Number: 669
Author(s): Neville, Grace.
Title : Short Shrouds and Sharp Shrews: Echoes of Jacques de Vitry in the "Dánta Grádha" [exemplum about the wife who skimps on her husband's funeral].
Source: The Fragility of Her Sex?: Medieval Irishwomen in Their European Context.   Edited by Christine Meek and Katherine Simms .   Four Courts Press, 1996. Anglo-Saxon England , 29., ( 2000):  Pages 87 - 100.
Year of Publication: 1996.

7. Record Number: 237
Author(s): García Teruel, Gabriela.
Title : Les opinions sur la femme dans quelques récits des XIIe et XIIIe siècles
Source: Moyen Age , 101., 1 ( 1995):  Pages 23 - 39.
Year of Publication: 1995.

8. Record Number: 1459
Author(s): Elliott, Dyan.
Title : Sex in Holy Places: An Exploration of a Medieval Anxiety [exempla and theological writings deal with sex in churches, cemeteries, and other consecrated spots; some tales emphasized the danger and ritual pollution by describing the couple stuck together ("penis captivus" or "vaginismus") for public humiliation until blessed by divine intervention, while some theologians went so far as to forgive the rendering of the conjugal debt in holy places under extenuating circumstances].
Source: Journal of Women's History , 6., 3 (Fall 1994):  Pages 6 - 34.
Year of Publication: 1994.

9. Record Number: 9529
Author(s): Brownlee, Kevin.
Title : Commentary and the Rhetoric of Exemplarity: Griseldis in Petrarch, Philippe de Mezieres, and the "Estoire" [The story of patient Griselda was retold throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in different languages; in each treatment of the story, authors see Griselda as an exemplary figure, but they disagree on what exactly she exemplifies. Petrarch portrays Griselda’s submission to her husband figuratively (she represents a Christian’s submission to God). For Philippe, Griselda’s story has both figurative and literal meanings. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: South Atlantic Quarterly , 91., 4 (Fall 1992):  Pages 865 - 890.
Year of Publication: 1992.

10. Record Number: 7392
Author(s): Edden, Valerie.
Title : Sacred and Secular in the "Clerk's Tale" [The author argues that Chaucer's addition of humanizing character elements to the story of Griselda renders it secular rather than strictly religious or exemplary. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Chaucer Review , 26., 4 ( 1992):  Pages 369 - 376.
Year of Publication: 1992.

11. Record Number: 9465
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
Title : Gendered Sin and Misogyny in John of Bromyard’s "Summa Predicantium" [The author examines misogyny in the “Summa Predicantium,” a popular compendium of exempla (stories offering moral lessons). In these stories, Bromyard’s female characters are more often figures of vice than virtue; however, the exempla are not inherently misogynist in this regard because the male characters are equally sinful. What makes Bromyard a misogynist is the root of these characters’ sins: Women commit sins because of their femininity; men commit them because they are human (not because they are male). Moreover, women are disproportionately depicted as lustful. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Traditio , 47., ( 1992):  Pages 233 - 257.
Year of Publication: 1992.

12. Record Number: 11215
Author(s): Winstead, Karen A.
Title : Piety, Politics, and Social Commitment in Capgrave’s "Life of St. Katherine" [Capgrave radically changes old conventions of sacred biographies by creating a new saint’s life. Interested in political, historical, and personal frameworks for martyrdom, Capgrave explores the saint’s limitations as a human and examines how her earth-bound social status affects her public involvement in the secular world. This worldly shift in the representation of the female martyr protagonist reflects the poet’s need to appeal to bourgeois women who were the primary audience for saint’s lives and pious tales. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medievalia et Humanistica , 17., ( 1991):  Pages 59 - 80.
Year of Publication: 1991.

13. Record Number: 8650
Author(s): Papi, Anna Benvenuti.
Title : Alibech el il deserto [Boccaccio’s tale of Alibech apes exempla about holy hermits. Human nature leads the pious Alibech and the holy hermit into sin. This tale was told when Italy was full of urban recluses like Margaret of Cortona, but it is set in a woodland. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: In castro poenitentiae: santità e società femminile nell’Italia medievali. Anna Benvenuti Papi .   Herder, 1990. Medievalia et Humanistica , 17., ( 1991):  Pages 403 - 414. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
Year of Publication: 1990.

14. Record Number: 14553
Author(s): Bennett, Adelaide.
Title : A Book Designed for a Noblewoman: An Illustrated "Manuel des Péchés" of the Thirteenth Century [The author analyzes a manuscript made for the noble woman Joan Tateshal of Lincolnshire. The devotional and didactic texts include a manual on confession with sixty exempla underlining the moral points (see Appendix I for a listing of the exempla). Joan Tateshal is represented twice in the manuscript, not in the typical pose praying before an altar but standing in a more commanding position. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Book Production: Assessing the Evidence.   Edited by Linda L. Brownrigg .   Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford July 1988. Anderson-Lovelace, 1990. Medievalia et Humanistica , 17., ( 1991):  Pages 163 - 181.
Year of Publication: 1990.

15. Record Number: 15597
Author(s): Polo de Beaulieu, Marie Anne.
Title : Mulier and "Femina": The Representation of Women in the "Scala celi" of Jean Gobi [The author analyzes Jean Gobi's use of terms for women. While these are many negative portrayals, especially as embodiments of vices, Jean Gobi does devote a section of his collected moral stories to the virtues of women. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medieval Women and the Sources of Medieval History.   Edited by Joel T. Rosenthal .   University of Georgia Press, 1990. Medievalia et Humanistica , 17., ( 1991):  Pages 50 - 65.
Year of Publication: 1990.

16. Record Number: 15596
Author(s): Berlioz, Jacques.
Title : Exempla: A Discussion and a Case Study [Exempla, illustrative moral stories often used by preachers, proved an important portrayal of gender as well as the details of every day life. Title not supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Women and the Sources of Medieval History.   Edited by Joel T. Rosenthal .   University of Georgia Press, 1990. Medievalia et Humanistica , 17., ( 1991):  Pages 37 - 50.
Year of Publication: 1990.