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1. Record Number: 28624
Author(s): Kabala, Irene,
Title : Dressing the Hodegetria in Czestochowa [In the late fourteenth century Pauline brothers took custody of a painting of the Virgin and Child at their monastery on Jasna Góra in Poland. The Virgin holds the Child with her left arm and points toward him, a motif known as the Hodegetria or "She Who Points the Way" named for a famous prototype which allegedly belonged to the Hodegon Monastery in Constantinople and dated to the pre-iconoclastic era. In point of fact the motif became popular in the 11th century and was given a legendary origin. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Word and Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry , 22., 3 ( 2006):  Pages 275 - 284.
Year of Publication: 2006.

2. Record Number: 15565
Author(s): Herzig, Tamar
Title : Witches, Saints, and Heretics: Heinrich Kramer's Ties with Italian Women Mystics [Heinrich Kramer is best known for the "Malleus malleficarum," which denounced women as prone to becoming witches. While disputing with heretics in Bohemia, Kramer argued that the holiness of four Dominican tertiaries in Ferrara proved the authenticity of the Church. Kramer's holy women all were given to bodily manifestations of piety, such as stigmata; but they were carefully regulated by friars. They were the mirror opposites of witches, saintly despite bodily appetites that might have led them into error. The heretics were unmoved by their example, but Kramer spread their fame even while the "Malleus" spread negative stereotypes of other women. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft , 1., ( 2006):  Pages 24 - 55.
Year of Publication: 2006.

3. Record Number: 5025
Author(s): Klassen, John M.
Title : Queenship in Late Medieval Bohemia [The author examines the life of Johanna of Rozmital who took an active role in politics and diplomacy, especially with regard to the difficult negotiations between Catholics and Hussites].
Source: East Central Europe , 1 ( 1991):  Pages 101 - 116. Women and Power in East Central Europe - Medieval and Modern. Edited by Marianne Sághy.
Year of Publication: 1991.