Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 11749
Author(s): Rousseau, Vanessa.
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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: 5720
Author(s): Woods-Marsden, Joanna.
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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. Al-Masåq , 16., 1 (March 2004):  Pages 62 - 87.
Year of Publication: 2001.

3. Record Number: 3835
Author(s): Delpech, François.
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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.

4. Record Number: 1548
Author(s): Emmanuel, Melita
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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.

5. Record Number: 1916
Author(s): Bowers, John M.
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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.

6. Record Number: 11205
Author(s): Leyser, Conrad.
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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.

7. Record Number: 11772
Author(s): Jochens, Jenny.
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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. Studia Patristica , 24., ( 1993):  Pages 3 - 29.
Year of Publication: 1991.

8. Record Number: 12669
Author(s): Song, Cheunsoon and Lucy Roy Sibley
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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.