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1. Record Number: 8073
Author(s): Riddy, Felicity.
Title : Looking Closely: Authority and Intimacy in the Late Medieval Urban Home [The author explores the meanings of "home" and "homeliness" in late medieval English texts. She argues that it was a place where women took care of all the needs of the body. The author suggests that this kind of intimacy promoted a certain egalitarian attitude in the bourgeois home. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Gendering the Master Narrative: Women and Power in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Mary C. Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski .   Cornell University Press, 2003.  Pages 212 - 228.
Year of Publication: 2003.