Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 11749
Author(s): Rousseau, Vanessa.
Title : Emblem of an Empire: The Development of the Byzantine Empress's Crown [The author traces influences from Persia and Central Asia as well as Classical practices. Frequently the crown of a Byzantine empress was more complicated that that of an emperor. In the case of Theodora, she is portrayed as wearing a heavily jewelled crown atop a turban. The crown has long jewelled pendants on each side that extend almost to her waist. The crowns of empresses frequently bear witness to the fusion of Eastern with Mediterranean customs and sensibilities. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Al-Masåq , 16., 1 (March 2004):  Pages 5 - 15.
Year of Publication: 2004.

2. Record Number: 11014
Author(s): Mills, Robert.
Title : The Signification of the Tonsure [The author argues that the tonsure was an ambivalent symbol. Sometimes it signalled shameful humiliation but in other circumstances it conferred spiritual asceticism and even masculine authority. 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 109 - 126.
Year of Publication: 2004.

3. Record Number: 10843
Author(s): Jarrett, Jonathan.
Title : Power Over Past and Future: Abbess Emma and the Nunnery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses
Source: Early Medieval Europe , 12., 3 ( 2003):  Pages 229 - 258.
Year of Publication: 2003.

4. Record Number: 5720
Author(s): Woods-Marsden, Joanna.
Title : Portrait of the Lady, 1430- 1520 [the author traces the development of the patrician female ideal; portrait forms evolved very rapidly from the profile that suggested self-control and inaccessibility to the intimate frontal pose; the author argues that the change was due in part to the influence of humanism with its emphasis on the individual and subjectivity].
Source: Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's "Ginevra de'Benci" and Renaissance Portraits of Women." Catalog of an exhibition held Sept. 30, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002 at the National Gallery of Art.   Edited by David Alan Brown et al.; with contributions by Elizabeth Cropper and Eleonora Luciano. .   National Gallery of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2001. Early Medieval Europe , 12., 3 ( 2003):  Pages 62 - 87.
Year of Publication: 2001.

5. Record Number: 3835
Author(s): Delpech, François.
Title : Pilosités héroïques et femmes travesties: Archéologie d'un stratagème
Source: Bulletin Hispanique , 100., 1 (janvier-juin 1998):  Pages 131 - 164.
Year of Publication: 1998.

6. Record Number: 2569
Author(s): Planche, Alice.
Title : Cheveus ot blons come bacins. Sur un vers de Guillaume Lorris dans "Le Roman de la Rose" [suggests that Guillaume is comparing the blonde hair of the beautiful female characters to the color of a wildflower, the "bassin d'or" or "bouton d'or"].
Source: Romania , 40241 ( 1997):  Pages 547 - 552.
Year of Publication: 1997.

7. Record Number: 1548
Author(s): Emmanuel, Melita
Title : Some Notes on the External Appearance of Ordinary Women in Byzantium: Hairstyles, Headdresses: Text and Iconography [description of hairstyles and head coverings including nets, turbans, bonnets, and head cloths].
Source: Byzantinoslavica , 56., 3 ( 1995):  Pages 769 - 778.
Year of Publication: 1995.

8. Record Number: 1916
Author(s): Bowers, John M.
Title : Chaste Marriage: Fashion and Texts at the Court of Richard II [analysis of texts (Chaucer's "Life of Saint Cecilia" and the "Canterbury Tales," "Cleanness," Philippe de Méziere's "Letter to King Richard II," and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight") and courtly fashion during Richard II's reign; argues that Richard II's homosexuality favored both the theme of chaste marriage and the satiric representation of foppish men who were squeamish about the opposite sex].
Source: Pacific Coast Philology , 30., ( 1995):  Pages 15 - 26.
Year of Publication: 1995.

9. Record Number: 11205
Author(s): Leyser, Conrad.
Title : Long-haired Kings and Short-haired Nuns: Writing on the Body in Caesarius of Arles [The rule of the convent of St. John’s, founded by Bishop Caesarius of Arles in 512, specifies that the nuns have short hair. Futhermore, the nuns’ hair must be no longer than the specific length of a certain mark written in the regula manuscripts themselves. This hair length mandate may have arisen out of a desire to distinguish people in monastic orders from the kings in Germaic cultures, who commonly wore long hair. Rather than being a misogynist requirement derived from Scriptural passages on women’s appearance, this hair rule encourages a monastic identification between men and women and builds a tightly-knight community of religious women that resists outside social pressures. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studia Patristica , 24., ( 1993):  Pages 143 - 150. Papers presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1991. Historica, Theologica et Philosophica, Gnostica
Year of Publication: 1993.

10. Record Number: 12687
Author(s): Ireland, Colin A.
Title : A Coverchief or a Calle: The Ultimate End of the Wife of Bath's Search for Sovereignty [The author suggests that the Wife of Bath and her tale may be influenced by Irish stories both in the figure of the Loathly Lady who awards sovereignty over the kingdom and in the meaning of the word "calle" (Middle English: hair net, headdress) (Modern English "caul"). The author argues that Chaucer may be drawing on the Irish words "caille" (veil) and "caillech" (veiled one) to give a metaphorical meaning to "calle" as a marker of a woman's station in life. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Neophilologus , 75., ( 1991):  Pages 150 - 159.
Year of Publication: 1991.

11. Record Number: 11772
Author(s): Jochens, Jenny.
Title : Before the Male Gaze: The Absence of the Female Body in Old Norse [The essay studies Old Norse descriptions of corporeal beauty, focusing in particular on the role of clothing and hair. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays.   Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury .   Garland Publishing, 1991. Neophilologus , 75., ( 1991):  Pages 3 - 29.
Year of Publication: 1991.

12. Record Number: 8951
Author(s): Breeze, Andrew.
Title : Two Bardic Themes: The Trinity in the Blessed Virgin's Womb, and the Rain of Folly [The author explores the theme of the Trinity in the Virgin's womb, beginning with the Irish poet Donnchadh Mór Ó Dálaigh. Breeze traces the theme in Welsh, English, and Continental verse as well as in sculptures known as "vierges ouvrantes." These statues of the Virgin and child open to reveal another scene inside, sometimes the Trinity in her womb as discussed here, but also other motifs including the Joys of the Virgin or her Sorrows. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Celtica , 22., ( 1991):  Pages 1 - 15.
Year of Publication: 1991.

13. Record Number: 12669
Author(s): Song, Cheunsoon and Lucy Roy Sibley
Title : The Vertical Headdress of Fifteenth Century Northern Europe [The authors surveyed works of art for evidence of women's headdresses. They classified these vertical arrangements into six types involving netting, veils, padded rolls known as "bourrelets," and tall cones. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Dress: Annual Journal of the Costume Society of America , 16., ( 1990):  Pages 4 - 15.
Year of Publication: 1990.

14. Record Number: 23419
Author(s): William of Malmesbury
Title : The Courtly Fashion of Long Hair (ca. 1130) [From Recent History]
Source: The Broadview Book of Medieval Anecdotes.   Edited by Richard Kay, compiler .   Broadview Press, 1988. Dress: Annual Journal of the Costume Society of America , 16., ( 1990):  Pages 188 - 189.
Year of Publication: 1988.

15. Record Number: 31967
Title : The abbess of White Nuns cuts the hair of a novice
Source: Dress: Annual Journal of the Costume Society of America , 16., ( 1990):
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16. Record Number: 33645
Title : Luxuria
Source: Dress: Annual Journal of the Costume Society of America , 16., ( 1990):
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