Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 16280
Author(s): Burns, E. Jane.
Contributor(s):
Title : Saracen Silk and the Virgin's "Chemise": Cultural Crossings in Cloth [The article explores the meanings attached to a relic at Chartres, an undergartment belonging to the Virgin. Burns traces connections from the imagined Western linen "chemise" to Islamic silks and Byzantine cuts of clothing. She concludes by arguing that in this way Chartres became more "Saracen." Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: Speculum , 81., 2 (April 2006):  Pages 365 - 397.
Year of Publication: 2006.

2. Record Number: 13672
Author(s): Clancy-Smith, Julia.
Contributor(s):
Title : Exemplary Women and Sacred Journeys: Women and Gender in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from Late Antiquity to the Eve of Modernity [The author explores themes involving women's nature and prescribed behavior, exemplary women from scripture and history, and pilgrimage and saints' cults in Judaism, Western Christianity, and Islam. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Women's History in Global Perspective Volume 1.   Edited by Bonnie G. Smith .   University of Illinois Press, 2004. Speculum , 81., 2 (April 2006):  Pages 92 - 144.
Year of Publication: 2004.

3. Record Number: 8280
Author(s): Marín, Manuela.
Contributor(s):
Title : Marriage and Sexuality in Al-Andalus [The author examines Muslim ideas of sexuality through three texts, a religious treatise ("Kitab Adab al-nisa' " ("Treatise on the Proper Behavior of Women")), an encyclopedia ("'al- 'Iqd al-farid" ("The Unique Necklace")), and a literary anthology ("Bahjat al-majalis" ("The Beauty of Literary Gatherings")). The texts advise their male readers on rules for women's sexual conduct in order to ensure honor and legitimate heirs. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia. Hispanic Issues, Volume 26.   Edited by Eukene Lacarra Lanz .   Routledge, 2002. Speculum , 81., 2 (April 2006):  Pages 3 - 20.
Year of Publication: 2002.

4. Record Number: 7832
Author(s): Nirenberg, David.
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Title : Conversion, Sex, and Segregation: Jews and Christians in Medieval Spain
Source: American Historical Review , 107., 4 (October 2002):  Pages 1065 - 1093.
Year of Publication: 2002.

5. Record Number: 10562
Author(s): Scarcia Amoretti, Biancamaria.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women's Names in Early Islamic Pro-Shiite Texts on the Genealogy of the "Talibiyyin" [The author analyzes mentions of women in three texts, "Kitab al mu'aqqibin," "Sirr al-silsila al-'Alawiyya," and "al-Majdi fi ansab al-Talibiyyin." In addition to tracing patterns and meaning in women's given names, Scarcia Amoretti also looks at the importance of women in establishing descent and the strategies for marriage within the Hasayni family, descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Prosopography , 23., ( 2002):  Pages 141 - 165.
Year of Publication: 2002.

6. Record Number: 11037
Author(s): Niebrzydowski, Sue.
Contributor(s):
Title : Monstrous (M)othering: The Representation of the Sowdanesse in Chaucer's "Man of Law Tale"
Source: Consuming Narrative: Gender and Monstrous Appetite in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.   Edited by Liz Herbert McAvoy and Teresa Walters .   University of Wales Press, 2002. Medieval Prosopography , 23., ( 2002):  Pages 196 - 207.
Year of Publication: 2002.

7. Record Number: 6741
Author(s): Friedman, Yvonne.
Contributor(s):
Title : Captivity and Ransom: The Experience of Women [The author explores cases of Jewish and Muslim, as well as Christian, women in captivity. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Gendering the Crusades.   Edited by Susan B. Edgington and Sarah Lambert .   University of Wales Press, 2001. Medieval Prosopography , 23., ( 2002):  Pages 121 - 139. Reprinted in Medieval Warfare 1000-1300. Edited by John France. Ashgate, 2006. Pages 613-631.
Year of Publication: 2001.

8. Record Number: 6736
Author(s): Knapp, Peggy A.
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Title : Unfit to Bear Arms: The Gendering of Arms and Armour in Accounts of Women on Crusade [the author examines various models that were used to indicate the significant ages in men's and women's lives; in the latter half of the article, the author concentrates on medieval Italian child brides, using case studies, prescriptive literature, and legal evidence to argue that consummated marriages with pre-pubescent girls was not uncommon because a woman's period of biologic utility was viewed as brief and fleeting].
Source: Gendering the Crusades.   Edited by Susan B. Edgington and Sarah Lambert .   University of Wales Press, 2001. Medieval Prosopography , 23., ( 2002):  Pages 45 - 58.
Year of Publication: 2001.

9. Record Number: 11180
Author(s): Duncan, David J.
Contributor(s):
Title : Scholarly Views of Shajarat Al-Durr: A Need for Consensus [Shajarat Al-Durr rose from the Mamluk harem to dominance of Egypt at the time of Louis IX's crusade. She gained power through one husband and placed a second on the throne, exercising power through allies as well as ruling briefly in her own right. During this time she freed the captured Louis IX for a very large ransom and regained Damietta from the Crusaders. Her murder of her second husband led to her downfall and execution. Most accounts of her life, even the feminist ones, give only a partial account of her achievements. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Arab Studies Quarterly , 22., 1 (Winter 2000):  Pages 51 - 69.
Year of Publication: 2000.

10. Record Number: 5091
Author(s): Lourie, Elena.
Contributor(s):
Title : Black Women Warriors in the Muslim Army Besieging Valencia and the Cid's Victory: A Problem of Interpretation [the story relates how a group of female archers were attacked by El Cid's second-in-command and as a result stampeded the rest of the Muslim army and caused a rout;the author argues that the story origintated with Arabic writers as an excuse by Muslim males for military failure].
Source: Traditio , 55., ( 2000):  Pages 181 - 209.
Year of Publication: 2000.

11. Record Number: 4246
Author(s): Remensnyder, Amy G.
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Title : The Colonization of Sacred Architecture: The Virgin Mary, Mosques, and Temples in Medieval Spain and Early Sixteenth-Century Mexico
Source: Monks and Nuns, Saints and Outcasts: Religion in Medieval Society. Essays in Honor of Lester K. Little.   Edited by Sharon Farmer and Barbara H. Rosenwein .   Cornell University Press, 2000. Traditio , 55., ( 2000):  Pages 189 - 219.
Year of Publication: 2000.

12. Record Number: 4843
Author(s): Al-Sajdi, Dana.
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Title : Trespassing the Male Domain: The "Qasidah" of Layla Al-Akhyaliyyah ["Here, she trespasses in the male domain by composing her poetry in a historically and experientially male form, but retains her female poetic voice by manipulating the form in such a way as to empty it of the male experience and re-inscribe it with her own poetic voice." Page 143; the Appendix presents the poem in Arabic].
Source: Journal of Arabic Literature , 31., 2 ( 2000):  Pages 121 - 143.
Year of Publication: 2000.

13. Record Number: 5379
Author(s): Hamilton, Bernard
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Title : Our Lady of Saidnaiya: An Orthodox Shrine Revered by Muslims and Knights Templar at the Time of the Crusades [the fortified convent of Saidnaiya (often Sardeney in the Middle Ages) near Damascus holds an icon of the Virgin that has been credited with miraculous powers, including exuding sacred oil, since at least 1175 C. E.].
Source: The Holy Land, holy lands, and Christian history: papers read at the 1998 Summer Meeting and the 1999 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society.   Edited by R. N. Swanson Studies in Church History, 36.  2000. Journal of Arabic Literature , 31., 2 ( 2000):  Pages 207 - 215.
Year of Publication: 2000.

14. Record Number: 3761
Author(s): Berkey, Jonathan.
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Title : Women in Medieval Islamic Society [The author provides an introductory overview touching on orientalism, gender, Islam, sexuality, marriage, work, and politics].
Source: Women in Medieval Western European Culture.   Edited by Linda E. Mitchell .   Garland Publishing, 1999. Arab Studies Quarterly , 22., 1 (Winter 2000):  Pages 95 - 111.
Year of Publication: 1999.

15. Record Number: 2388
Author(s): Behrens-Abouseif, Doris.
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Title : The "Mahmal" Legend and the Pilgrimage of the ladies of the Mamluk Court [development of the legend of the ceremonial palanquin in pilgrim caravans and its association with Shajarat al-Durr, wife two sultans].
Source: Mamluk Studies Review , 1., ( 1997):  Pages 87 - 96.
Year of Publication: 1997.

16. Record Number: 2137
Author(s): El-Cheikh, Nadia M.
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Title : Describing the Other to Get at the Self: Byzantine Women in Arabic Sources (8th-11th Centuries)
Source: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient , 40., 2 (May 1997):  Pages 239 - 250.
Year of Publication: 1997.

17. Record Number: 2414
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Title : Becoming Christian, Becoming Male? [Judaism and islam, in the view of medieval Christians, promoted gender disorder with feminized men and dominating women].
Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler .   Garland Publishing, 1997. Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient , 40., 2 (May 1997):  Pages 21 - 41.
Year of Publication: 1997.

18. Record Number: 1870
Author(s): Nicholson, Helen
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Title : Women on the Third Crusade [discusses the evidence of women warriors in the Christian chronicles and the accounts of Muslim historians, Imad al-Din and Baha al-Din].
Source: Journal of Medieval History , 23., 4 (December 1997):  Pages 335 - 349.
Year of Publication: 1997.

19. Record Number: 2136
Author(s): Shatzmiller, Maya.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women and Wage Labour in the Medieval Islamic West: Legal Issues in an Economic Context
Source: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient , 40., 2 (May 1997):  Pages 174 - 206.
Year of Publication: 1997.

20. Record Number: 882
Author(s): Booth, Marilyn.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women's Biographies and Political Agendas: Who's Who in Islamic History [book reviews][reviews three recent titles].
Source: Gender and History , 8., 1 (Apr. 1996):  Pages 133 - 137.
Year of Publication: 1996.

21. Record Number: 2030
Author(s): Berkey, Jonathan P.
Contributor(s):
Title : Circumcision Circumscribed: Female Excision and Cultural Accommodation in the Medieval Near East
Source: International Journal of Middle East Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) 28, 1 (February 1996): 19-38. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1996.

22. Record Number: 5376
Author(s): Montgomery, James E.
Contributor(s):
Title : For the Love of a Christian Boy: A Song by Abu Nuwas
Source: Journal of Arabic Literature , 27., 2 (June 1996):  Pages 115 - 124.
Year of Publication: 1996.

23. Record Number: 2032
Author(s): Spellberg, D.A.
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Title : Writing the Unwritten Life of the Islamic Eve: Menstruation and the Demonization of Motherhood
Source: International Journal of Middle East Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) 28, 3 (August 1996): 305-324. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1996.

24. Record Number: 1427
Author(s): Roth, Norman.
Contributor(s):
Title : A Research Note on Sexuality and Muslim Civlization
Source: Handbook of Medieval Sexuality.   Edited by Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage .   Garland Reference Library of the Humanities vol. 1696. Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 319 - 327.
Year of Publication: 1996.

25. Record Number: 5594
Author(s): Neville, David O.
Contributor(s):
Title : Giburc as Mediatrix: Illuminated Reflections of Tolerance in Hz 1104 [The author argues that Giburc, the Saracen maiden who converts to Christianity in Wolfram's "Willehalm," appears to be a figure of religious tolerance; the author argues that the illuminations of Giburc in MS Hz 1104 confirm this interpretation].
Source: Manuscripta , 40., 2 (July 1996):  Pages 96 - 114.
Year of Publication: 1996.

26. Record Number: 1357
Author(s): Beech, George T.
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Title : The "Eleanor Vase": Witness to Christian-Muslim Collaboration in Early Twelfth-Century Spain [argues that the vase came into the possession of Eleanor's grandfather, Duke Guillaume IX of Aquitane, as a gift from the Muslim king of Saragossa, perhaps in 1120 when they were both fighting against the Almoravid invaders near Saragossa].
Source: Medieval Life , 2., (Spring 1995):  Pages 12 - 16.
Year of Publication: 1995.

27. Record Number: 508
Author(s): Friedman, Yvonne.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women in Captivity and Their Ransom During the Crusader Period [responses by Jews, Christians, and Muslims].
Source: Cross-Cultural Convergences in the Crusader Period: Essays Presented to Aryeh Grabois on His Sixty-Fifth Birthday.   Edited by Michael Goodich, Sophia Menache, and Sylvia Schein .   Peter Lang, 1995. Gender and History , 8., 1 (Apr. 1996):  Pages 75 - 87.
Year of Publication: 1995.

28. Record Number: 5305
Author(s): Bariani, Laura.
Contributor(s):
Title : Parentela e Potere: Uso ed Abuso. Indagine sulle "Madri" del califfo al-Hakim Bi-Amr Allah al-Fatimi [al-Hakim, the sixth Fatimid caliph, persecuted Christians; this seems incongruous given reports that his mother was a Christian; it is more likely that Sayyida al-Aziziyya was mother of al-Hakim's sister, Sitt al-Mulk, and that the caliph's mother was a Muslim].
Source: Al-Qantara , 16., 2 ( 1995):  Pages 357 - 367.
Year of Publication: 1995.

29. Record Number: 6732
Author(s): Kruk, Remke.
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Title : Ibn Battuta: Travel, Family Life, and Chronology: How Seriously Do We Take a Father? [the author analyzes Ibn Battuta's mentions of women and children in his text, finding that he enjoys the company of women, both his wives and his slaves; although he leaves his wives behind on his travels, he appears to have an interest in his wives and children since he sometimes returns to visit or sends them money].
Source: Al-Qantara , 16., 2 ( 1995):  Pages 369 - 384.
Year of Publication: 1995.

30. Record Number: 1094
Author(s): Giladi, Avner.
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Title : Gender Differences in Child Rearing and Education: Some Preliminary Observations with Reference to Medieval Muslim Thought [contrasts religious writings that offer women some protections and a measure of equality with such social customs as childhood rites, child marriage, and reactions to children's deaths, all cases in which the male was favored over the female].
Source: Al-Qantara , 16., 2 ( 1995):  Pages 291 - 308.
Year of Publication: 1995.

31. Record Number: 3563
Author(s): Mirrer, Louise.
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Title : Representing "Other" Men: Muslims, Jews and Masculine Ideals in Medieval Castilian Epic and Ballad [The author argues that the texts represent Muslim and Jewish men as docile and defeated; at the same time they stand in stark contrast to the Christian heroes who are manly and aggressive.]
Source: Medieval Masculinities: Regarding Men in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Clare A. Lees with the assistance of Thelma Fenster and Jo Ann McNamara Medieval Cultures, 7.   University of Minnesota Press, 1994. Medieval Life , 2., (Spring 1995):  Pages 169 - 186.
Year of Publication: 1994.

32. Record Number: 1881
Author(s): Nathan, Bassem.
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Title : Medieval Arabic Medical Views on Male Homosexuality [includes a translation of Avicenna's chapter on passive male homosexuality ("ûbnah") from his "Canon of Medicine"].
Source: Journal of Homosexuality , 26., 4 ( 1994):  Pages 37 - 39.
Year of Publication: 1994.

33. Record Number: 8731
Author(s): Rispler-Chaim, Vardit.
Contributor(s):
Title : Nushuz Between Medieval and Contemporary Islamic Law: The Human Rights Aspect [The author examines the legal implications, medieval and modern, of "nushuz", which can refer either to the rebellion of a woman against her husband, or to a husband’s cruel treatment of his wife. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Arabica , 39., 3 ( 1992):  Pages 315 - 327.
Year of Publication: 1992.

34. Record Number: 10293
Author(s): Leland, Blake.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Mothers of the Believers in the Hadith [The article discusses the medieval Hadith on the Prophet's wives within the context of historical responses to it. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Muslim World , 82., 40180 (January-April 1992):  Pages 1 - 36.
Year of Publication: 1992.

35. Record Number: 11113
Author(s): Richards, Earl Jeffrey.
Contributor(s):
Title : French Cultural Nationalism and Christian Universalism in the Works of Christine de Pizan [The author argues that Christine identified the nationalist cause of France with the divine plan of salvation history. Differences in religion meant that the Muslim and the Jew were the irreducible Other. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Politics, Gender, and Genre: The Political Thought of Christine de Pizan.   Edited by Margaret Brabant .   Westview Press, 1992. Muslim World , 82., 40180 (January-April 1992):  Pages 75 - 94.
Year of Publication: 1992.

36. Record Number: 11210
Author(s): Matlock, Wendy A.
Contributor(s):
Title : Marginality as Woman’s Freedom: The Case of Floripe [In Jean Bagnyon’s 1478 prose rendition of “Fierabras” (a twelfth-century poem), Floripe (the sister of Fierabras) is a rare example of a woman who lives an active life. Floripe’s magical, near-divine otherness as a Saracen princess allows her extraordinary scope of action in both the public and domestic spheres. As an outsider to Christian society, she is able to act freely, and even after her marriage to a Christian nobleman she remains in a powerful space between two societies. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association , 12., ( 1991):  Pages 41 - 59.
Year of Publication: 1991.

37. Record Number: 12748
Author(s): Al-Heitty, Abd Al-Kareem.
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Title : The Contrasting Spheres of Free Women and Jawari in the Literary Life of the Early Abbasid Caliphate [Women, both bond and free, contributed much to Arabic literary life in the courts of the Abbasid caliphs. The poetry of women poets illustrates the overlapping social spheres occupied by free noble women and jawari (female slaves or prisoners of war) in early Abbasid times. Women of the courts could play active roles in governance and education and also played a crucial role in majalis (courtly social gatherings) by composing and performing poetry or facilitating more serious assemblies for intellectual discussion. However, as the luxury of the court increased and the number of jawari in the court grew, noble born upper class women began to be subjected to more circumscribed social roles and strict moral codes. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Al-Masåq , 3., ( 1990):  Pages 31 - 51.
Year of Publication: 1990.

38. Record Number: 12731
Author(s): Giladi, Avner.
Contributor(s):
Title : Some Observations on Infanticide in Medieval Muslim Society [Infanticide was a recognized practice in Arabia before the emergence of Islam, and although Muhammed denounced the practice in the Qu'ran, evidence from Qu'anic commentaries and hadith literature indicate that it persisted (even in post-Islamic Arabia) as a family planning strategy. For instance, a family under extreme economic pressure might allow an infant (especially a girl) to die soon after birth. Although Arab polytheists may have willingly sacrificed children (especially males, who were deemed most precious), Muslims viewed boys and girls as equals and on the whole rejected infanticide. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: International Journal of Middle East Studies , 22., 2 (May 1990):  Pages 185 - 200.
Year of Publication: 1990.

39. Record Number: 36267
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Title : Muslim women playing chess
Source: Al-Masåq , 3., ( 1990):
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40. Record Number: 36961
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Title : Scenes of Host Desecration
Source: Al-Masåq , 3., ( 1990):
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41. Record Number: 37665
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Title : St Clare Driving Saracens out of San Damiano
Source: Al-Masåq , 3., ( 1990):
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