Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 20867
Author(s): Cooke, Jessica
Contributor(s):
Title : De Catherina Beata da Bologna di Sabadino degli Arienti (1472) [In his “Gynevera,” Sabadino degli Arienti wrote a life of Caterina Vigri of Bologna. It was heavily paraphrased from a life by Suor Illuminata Bembo. Sabadino degli Arienti wrote the account as part of a collection of lives which he dedicated to Ginevra Sforza Bentivoglio, a member of Bologna’s ruling family. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Hagiographica: Rivista di agiografia e biografia della società internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino/ Journal of Hagiography and Biography of Società Internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino , 14., ( 2007):  Pages 231 - 241.
Year of Publication: 2007.

2. Record Number: 23937
Author(s): Leushuis, Reinier
Contributor(s):
Title : Renaissance Women Reviewed [The essay includes comments on "The Ghost of Boccaccio: Writings on Famous Women in Renaissance Italy" by Stephen Kolsky. Brepols, 2005. Kolsky looked at texts written in Italy between 1480 and 1530 in both Latin and the vernacular. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Italica , 84., 4 ( 2007):  Pages 852 - 855.
Year of Publication: 2007.

3. Record Number: 16304
Author(s): Weiss, Julian.
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Title : What Every Noblewoman Needs to Know: Cultural Literacy in Late-Medieval Spain
Source: Speculum , 81., 4 (October 2006):  Pages 1118 - 1149.
Year of Publication: 2006.

4. Record Number: 15807
Author(s): Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Renate
Contributor(s):
Title : Jean Gerson and the Debate on the "Romance of the Rose" [Jean Gerson and Christine de Pizan both attacked the Roman de la Rose. Christine rejected the poem's misogyny, while Gerson thought reading it would inspire people to sin. The defenders of the text rejected Christine as a woman and Gerson as ignorant of literature. Both Christine and Gerson made a direct, causal link between reading and human conduct. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: A Companion to Jean Gerson.   Edited by Brian Patrick McGuire Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition: A Series of handbooks and reference works on the intellectual and religious life of Europe, 500-1700 .   Brill, 2006. Speculum , 81., 4 (October 2006):  Pages 317 - 356.
Year of Publication: 2006.

5. Record Number: 19951
Author(s): Taylor, Craig
Contributor(s):
Title : The Salic Law, French Queenship, and the Defense of Women in the Late Middle Ages
Source: French Historical Studies , 29., 4 (Fall 2006):  Pages 543 - 564.
Year of Publication: 2006.

6. Record Number: 11027
Author(s): Mazour-Matusevich, Yelena.
Contributor(s):
Title : Late Medieval "Counseling": Jean Gerson (1363-1419) as a Family Pastor
Source: Journal of Family History , 29., 2 (April 2004):  Pages 153 - 167.
Year of Publication: 2004.

7. Record Number: 14607
Author(s): Bock, Gisela and Margarete Zimmermann
Contributor(s):
Title : The European "Querelle des femmes" [The authors trace the history of the "Querelle des femmes," the debate concerning women's nature and status during the late Middle Ages and Early Modern period. They are particularly interested in the ways that modern scholars have represented the "Querelle" given its multidisciplinary scope and international extent. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval forms of argument: disputation and debate.   Edited by Georgiana Donavin, Carol Poster, and Richard Utz Disputatio .   Wipf and Stock, 5 2002. Journal of Family History , 29., 2 (April 2004):  Pages 127 - 156.
Year of Publication: 2002.

8. Record Number: 6079
Author(s): Taylor, Steven M.
Contributor(s):
Title : Christine de Pizan's Spiritual Intercessions for Her Sisters in Christ [The author briefly surveys Christine's writings that incorporate prayers on behalf of women; he points out the importance of patience and the intercessory role of the Virgin Mary in these prayers].
Source: Magistra , 7., 1 (Summer 2001):  Pages 52 - 66.
Year of Publication: 2001.

9. Record Number: 4807
Author(s): Lloyd-Morgan, Ceridwen.
Contributor(s):
Title : The "Querelle des Femmes": A Continuing Tradition in Welsh Women's Literature [the author analyzes a poem by the woman author Gwerful Mechain in which she responds to a diatribe against women by the male poet Ieuan Dyfi; Gwenful Mechain cites women fromWelsh history, the Bible and the classical tradition all who had important achievements].
Source: Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts in Late Medieval Britain. Essays for Felicity Riddy.   Edited by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Rosalynn Voaden, Arlyn Diamond, Ann Hutchison, Carol M. Meale, and Lesley Johnson Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts .   Brepols, 2000. Magistra , 7., 1 (Summer 2001):  Pages 101 - 114.
Year of Publication: 2000.

10. Record Number: 5451
Author(s): Robin, Diana.
Contributor(s):
Title : Humanism and Feminism in Laura Cereta's Public Letters [the author considers six epistolary essays: "De amicitia" ("On Friendship"), "De adventu Turchorum" ("On the Coming of the Turks"), "Topographia et Epicuri defensio" ("A Topography and a Defence of Epicurus"), "De falsa delectatione vitae privatae admonitio" ("An Admonition Against the False Pleasure of the Solitary Life"), "De subeundo maritali iugo iudicium" ("An Opinion on Entering into the Bond of Matrimony"), and "De liberali mulierum institutione defensio" ("In Defense of a Liberal Education for Women")].
Source: Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society.   Edited by Letizia Panizza .   European Humanities Research Centre, University of Oxford, 2000. Magistra , 7., 1 (Summer 2001):  Pages 368 - 384.
Year of Publication: 2000.

11. Record Number: 4904
Author(s): Solterer, Helen.
Contributor(s):
Title : Fiction Versus Defamation: The Quarrel over the "Romance of the Rose"
Source: Medieval History Journal , 2., 1 (January-June 1999):  Pages 111 - 141.
Year of Publication: 1999.

12. Record Number: 5530
Author(s): Zimmermann, Margarete.
Contributor(s):
Title : Querelle des femmes, querelles du livre [The author provides a brief overview of the controversies over women's abilities and prerogatives, known as the "Querelle des femmes;" she also considers how modern scholars have labelled and discussed it].
Source: Des Femmes et des livres: France et Espagnes, XIVe-XVIIe siècle. Actes de la journée d'étude organisée par l'École nationale des chartes et l'École normale supérieure de Fontenay/Saint-Cloud (Paris, 30 avril 1998).   Edited by Dominique de Courcelles and Carmen Val Julián .   Études et Rencontres de l'École des Chartes, 4. École des Chartes, 1999. Medieval History Journal , 2., 1 (January-June 1999):  Pages 79 - 94.
Year of Publication: 1999.

13. Record Number: 4446
Author(s): Killerby, Catherine Kovesi.
Contributor(s):
Title : Heralds of a Well-Instructed Mind: Nicolosa Sanuti's Defence of Women and Their Clothes [in the Appendix the author gives an English translation of Nicolosa Sanuti's protest against a new sumptuary law].
Source: Renaissance studies : journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies , 13., 3 (September 1999):  Pages 255 - 282.
Year of Publication: 1999.

14. Record Number: 3282
Author(s): Colombo-Timelli, Maria.
Contributor(s):
Title : Le "Purgatoire des Mauvais Maris." Introduction et Édition [a spirited defense of women in the tradition of the Querelle de la Rose].
Source: Romania , 116., 40241 ( 1998):  Pages 492 - 523.
Year of Publication: 1998.

15. Record Number: 3665
Author(s): Kolsky, Stephen.
Contributor(s):
Title : Bending the Rules: Marriage in Renaissance Collections of Biographies of Famous Women [The author argues that court biographies represent an effort to rethink women's roles].
Source: Marriage in Italy, 1300-1650.   Edited by Trevor Dean and K. J. P. Lowe .   Cambridge University Press, 1998. Renaissance studies : journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies , 13., 3 (September 1999):  Pages 227 - 248.
Year of Publication: 1998.

16. Record Number: 4477
Author(s): Case, Mary Anne C.
Contributor(s):
Title : Christine de Pizan and the Authority of Experience [The author argues that Christine was one of several "knowing and singular" feminists in the medieval and early modern periods who maintained that exceptional women should be considered exemplars who demonstrate the potential of all women].
Source: Christine de Pizan and the Categories of Difference.   Edited by Marilynn Desmond .   University of Minnesota Press, 1998. Renaissance studies : journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies , 13., 3 (September 1999):  Pages 71 - 87.
Year of Publication: 1998.

17. Record Number: 3523
Author(s): Blamires, Alcuin.
Contributor(s):
Title : Caput a femina, membra a viris: Gender Polemic in Abelard's Letter "On the Authority and Dignity of the Nun's Profession [Abelard, at the request of Heloise, writes about the precedents for and the origins of female religious, emphasizing their parity, priority, exclusivity, and supremacy in a pro-feminist apology].
Source: The Tongue of the Fathers: Gender and Ideology in Twelfth-Century Latin.   Edited by David Townsend and Andrew Taylor .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998. Renaissance studies : journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies , 13., 3 (September 1999):  Pages 55 - 79.
Year of Publication: 1998.

18. Record Number: 3680
Author(s): Jambeck, Karen K.
Contributor(s):
Title : Patterns of Women's Literary Patronage: England, 1200- ca.1475 [The author argues that many noble women managed their estates while their husbands were away or deceased; in order to train their daughters they patronized literature that reflected female capacity and self-worth.]
Source: The Cultural Patronage of Medieval Women.   Edited by June Hall McCash .   University of Georgia Press, 1996. Fifteenth Century Studies , 22., ( 1996):  Pages 228 - 265.
Year of Publication: 1996.

19. Record Number: 1741
Author(s): Hill, Barbara
Contributor(s):
Title : The ideal Imperial Komnenian Women [drawing upon funeral orations and speeches, the author analyzes the female virtues praised before the emperor (beauty, piety, fertility, and modesty) and those for a female patron (self-control, learning, and wisdom)].
Source: Byzantinische Forschungen , 23., ( 1996):  Pages 7 - 18. Revised papers that were originally read at the session entitled "Komnenian Culture" at the Twentieth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on September 21, 1994
Year of Publication: 1996.

20. Record Number: 817
Author(s): Shepherd, Rupert.
Contributor(s):
Title : Francesca Venusta, the "Battle of San Ruffillo" and Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti [Arienti's account of famous women mentions Francesca Venusta's patronage; She was a wealthy widow who probably commissioned the mural for the church of San Francesco to celebrate the Bolognese victory in 1361 over the forces of Bernabò Visconti].
Source: Renaissance studies : journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies , 10., 2 (June 1996):  Pages 156 - 170.
Year of Publication: 1996.

21. Record Number: 728
Author(s): Blumenfeld- Kosinski, Renate
Contributor(s):
Title : Femme de Corps et Femme Par Sens: Christine de Pizan's Saintly Women
Source: Romanic Review , 87., 2 (March 1996):  Pages 157 - 175.
Year of Publication: 1996.

22. Record Number: 858
Author(s): Hall, Colette.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Genealogy of an Idea: From "La Cité des Dames" to "Le Fort inexpugnable de l' honneur du sexe femenin"
Source: Fifteenth Century Studies , 22., ( 1996):  Pages 109 - 118.
Year of Publication: 1996.

23. Record Number: 1032
Author(s): Braekman, Martina.
Contributor(s):
Title : How a Lover Praiseth His Lady (Bodl. MS Fairfax 16): A Middle English Courtly Poem Re- Appraised [analysis and an edition of the text].
Source: Mediaevistik , 8., ( 1995):  Pages 27 - 53.
Year of Publication: 1995.

24. Record Number: 2049
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : Chaucer and Jean Le Fèvre [influences of Le Fèvre's "Lamentations de Matheolus" and "Livre de Leësce" on Chaucer's "Legend of Good Women," all of which share a double focus on good women and the bad men who deceive them].
Source: Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen , 232., ( 1995):  Pages 23 - 36.
Year of Publication: 1995.

25. Record Number: 397
Author(s): Phillips, Helen.
Contributor(s):
Title : Rewriting the Fall: Julian of Norwich and The "Chevalier des Dames"
Source: Women, the Book and the Godly: Selected Proceedings of the St. Hilda's Conference, 1993. Volume 1 [Volume 2: Women, the Book and the Worldly].   Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H. M. Taylor .   D.S. Brewer, 1995. Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen , 232., ( 1995):  Pages 149 - 156.
Year of Publication: 1995.

26. Record Number: 2523
Author(s): Brownlee, Kevin.
Contributor(s):
Title : Christine de Pizan's Canonical Authors: The Special Case of Boccaccio [analyzes Christine's rewriting in the "Cite des Dames" of three of Boccaccio's stories from the "Decameron" (the story of Bernabò da Genova, Ambruogiuolo, and Zinevra ; the story of Elisabetta, Lorenzo, and the "testo di bassilico"); Christine rereads Boccaccio's female exemplars in part to establish a new female authorial persona].
Source: Comparative Literature Studies , 32., 2 ( 1995):  Pages 244 - 261.
Year of Publication: 1995.

27. Record Number: 2606
Author(s): Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Renate.
Contributor(s):
Title : Jean le Fèvre's "Livre de Leesce": Praise or Blame of Women? [Le Fèvre wrote "Leesce" as a refutation of the text he had earlier translated, the misogynous "Lamentations of Matheolus" ; despite his varied strategies to praise women, Blumenfeld-Kosinski judges his efforts a partial failure because he gives too much consideration to the anti-female diatribes of Matheolus and falls into the trap of stereotyping women].
Source: Speculum (Full Text via JSTOR) 69, 3 (July 1994): 705-725. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1994.

28. Record Number: 11421
Author(s): Laennec, Christine Moneera.
Contributor(s):
Title : Unladylike Polemics: Christine de Pizan's Strategies of Attack and Defense [The author discusses Pizan's methods of argumentation. By claiming female weakness and the persona of a virgin martyr, she put her attackers at a decided disadvantage. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature (Full Text via JSTOR) 12, 1 (Spring 1993): 47-59. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1993.

29. Record Number: 8718
Author(s): Stebbins, Charles E.
Contributor(s):
Title : La loenge des bonnes femmes dans la version en vers du XIVe siècle consacrée à la "Vie Saint Jehan-Baptiste" [While the anonymous author's stated intention in "La loenge des bonnes femmes" is to praise good women, he clearly demonstrates some ambivalence toward women. Though he praises the good qualities of Pleisele (Aelia Flaccilla), wife of Theodosius the Grea
Source: Revue des Langues Romanes , 96., 1 ( 1992):  Pages 147 - 160.
Year of Publication: 1992.

30. Record Number: 8868
Author(s): Taylor, Steven M.
Contributor(s):
Title : Martin Le Franc's Rehabilitation of Notorious Women: The Case of Pope Joan [The author argues that Martin Le Franc worked to counter misogynous writings by speaking in defense of women like Pope Joan who had been cast as figures of wickedness. Le Franc's method, using a debate format, was to 1) emphasize her good characteristics, 2) argue that men led her into trouble, and 3) point to men who had the same weakness, but to a much greater degree. The Appendix presents the medieval French text from the "Champion des Dames," Book IV, Octaves 490-507. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Fifteenth Century Studies , 19., ( 1992):  Pages 261 - 278.
Year of Publication: 1992.

31. Record Number: 9126
Author(s): Meale, Carol M.
Contributor(s):
Title : Legends of Good Women in the European Middle Ages [The author addresses the texts about exemplary women written by Boccaccio, Christine de Pizan, and Chaucer. She takes the character of Medea as an example of their differing approaches, arguing that Chaucer is interested in women in terms of their literary development while Christine has a political dimension to her text. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen , 229., 144 ( 1992):  Pages 55 - 70.
Year of Publication: 1992.

32. Record Number: 10763
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : Difference and the Difference it Makes: Sex and Gender in Chaucer's Poetry [The author briefly considers three passages from Chaucer in answering whether Chaucher was "woman's friend." Delany argues for ambiguity citing both the creative power of some of his female characters and the profound exclusion of women from many parts of English society. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A Wyf Ther Was: Essays in Honour of Paule Mertens-Fonck.   Edited by Juliette Dor .   English Department, University of Liège, 1992.  Pages 103 - 111.
Year of Publication: 1992.

33. Record Number: 8320
Author(s): Pfeffer, Wendy.
Contributor(s):
Title : La Louange des femmes. "Oez seignor, je n'otroi pas" (Berne, Bibliothèque de la bourgeoisie nº 354) [The author discusses a late thirteenth-early fourteenth century dit, "Oez seignor, je n'otroi pas," which praises women. Pfeffer argues that the poet combines images from courtly literature with the popular genre of the dit which was recited on street corners. The full text of the dit is included in the article. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Neuphilologische Mitteilungen , 93., ( 1992):  Pages 221 - 234.
Year of Publication: 1992.

34. Record Number: 9545
Author(s): Favier, Dale A.
Contributor(s):
Title : Anelida and Arcite: Anti-Feminist Allegory, Pro-Feminist Complaint [The author argues that a pro-feminist impulse in Chaucer’s early poem “Anelida and Arcite” conflicts with the anti-feminist (misogynist) allegorical tradition upon which it borrows. In this tradition, poetry’s betrayal of literal meaning reflects men’s betrayal of women. Anelida’s complaint against Arcite (as well as the poet’s negative portrayal of Mars and Theseus) challenge this anti-feminist literary tradition. Chaucer’s interest in female-voiced complaint carries over into much of his later work. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Chaucer Review , 26., 1 ( 1991):  Pages 83 - 94.
Year of Publication: 1991.