Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 27619
Author(s): Dronzek, Anna
Contributor(s):
Title : Women and Property Conflicts in Late Medieval England
Source: Women and Wealth in Late Medieval Europe.   Edited by Theresa Earenfight. The New Middle Ages. .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.  Pages 187 - 207.
Year of Publication: 2010.

2. Record Number: 29907
Author(s): Berman, Constance Hoffman
Contributor(s):
Title : Two Medieval Women’s Property and Religious Benefactions in France: Eleanor of Vermandois and Blanche of Castile
Source: Viator , 41., 2 ( 2010):  Pages 151 - 182.
Year of Publication: 2010.

3. Record Number: 20599
Author(s): Engen, John van
Contributor(s):
Title : Illicit Religion: The Case of Friar Matthew Grabow, O.P [In the Middle Ages "Religious" could mean a person who joined a vowed order of monks, nuns or friars or it could apply more broadly to anyone who lived a chiristian life. The Dominican Matthew Grabow attacked the followers of the "Devotio Moderna," especially women's communities, for living a common life without vows. He also thought that it was not legal for the laity to give up their property rights and pursue a religious life without taking monastic vows. This argument was condemned, even by other friars, for making religious life broadly understood, illicit. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe.   Edited by Ruth Mazo Karras, Joel Kaye, and E. Ann Matter .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. Viator , 41., 2 ( 2010):  Pages 103 - 116.
Year of Publication: 2008.

4. Record Number: 11951
Author(s): Brundage, James A.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Canon Law of Divorce in the Mid-Twelfth Century: Louis VII c. Eleanor of Aquitaine
Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.   Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi Parsons The New Middle Ages .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Viator , 41., 2 ( 2010):  Pages 213 - 221.
Year of Publication: 2003.

5. Record Number: 8072
Author(s): Rees Jones, Sarah.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women's Influence on the Design of Urban Homes [The author argues that home ownership was more important to women than to men. Houses provided security, status, and a means for earning income. The physical environment of the home shaped the bourgeois ideal of female domesticity. 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. Viator , 41., 2 ( 2010):  Pages 190 - 211.
Year of Publication: 2003.

6. Record Number: 8060
Author(s): McMillin, Linda.
Contributor(s):
Title : Anonymous Lives: Documents from the Benedictine Convent of Sant Pere de les Puelles [The author introduces three documents from a monastic archive in Barcelona. They all concern women who are disposing of financial assets, either through a will or through donations to the monastery upon becoming a nun there. In all three cases the women went to some length to ensure that their wishes would be obeyed. Latin texts of the documents along with English translations follow. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Women Writing Latin from Roman Antiquity to Early Modern Europe. Volume 2: Medieval Women Writing Latin.   Edited by Laurie J. Churchill, Phyllis R. Brown, and Jane E. Jeffrey .   Routledge, 2002. Viator , 41., 2 ( 2010):  Pages 265 - 280.
Year of Publication: 2002.

7. Record Number: 11057
Author(s): Conlon, Lynda.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women in Medieval Dublin: Their Legal Rights and Economic Power [The author surveys women's activities in three areas: the ability to control and bequeath land, the practice of using wills to give possessions and property to family and friends, and opportunities to participate in the workforce (particularly in regard to brewing and guilds). Conlon argues that in all of these areas women sometimes had some power but there were usually restrictions and conditions placed upon them due to their gender. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Dublin IV: proceedings of the Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposium 2002.   Edited by Seán Duffy .   Four Courts, 2002. Viator , 41., 2 ( 2010):  Pages 172 - 192.
Year of Publication: 2002.

8. Record Number: 7304
Author(s): Stacey, Robin Chapman.
Contributor(s):
Title : Divorce, Medieval Welsh Style [The author examines a passage in the "Laws of Women" as it appears in the various Welsh redactions (Iorwerth, Cyfnerth, and Blegywryd) and Latin versions. The passage concerns the division of property between a divorcing man and his wife. The author suggests that the nonsensical divisions indicate a public shaming that would demonstrate the losses soon to be suffered by the man and woman as well as the larger community. The author also suggests that there may be political undertones referring specifically to the troubled marriage of the ruler Llywelyn ap Iorwerth and Joan, illegitimate daughter of John of England. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 77., 4 (October 2002):  Pages 1107 - 1127.
Year of Publication: 2002.

9. Record Number: 5014
Author(s): Finke, Laurie A. and Martin B. Shichtman
Contributor(s):
Title : Magical Mistress Tour: Patronage, Intellectual Property, and the Dissemination of Wealth in the "Lais" of Marie de France
Source: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (Full Text via JSTOR) 25, 2 (Winter 2000): 479-503. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2000.

10. Record Number: 16584
Author(s): Friedrichs, Rhoda Lange.
Contributor(s):
Title : Rich Old Ladies Made Poor: The Vulnerability of Women's Property in Late Medieval England
Source: Medieval Prosopography , 21., ( 2000):  Pages 211 - 229.
Year of Publication: 2000.

11. Record Number: 4621
Author(s): Klein, Elka
Contributor(s):
Title : The Widow's Portion: Law, Custom, and Marital Property among Medieval Catalan Jews
Source: Viator , 31., ( 2000):  Pages 147 - 163.
Year of Publication: 2000.

12. Record Number: 4464
Author(s): Smith, Jennifer.
Contributor(s):
Title : Unfamiliar Territory: Women, Land, and Law in Occitania, 1130-1250
Source: Medieval Women and the Law.   Edited by Noël James Menuge .   Boydell Press, 2000. Viator , 31., ( 2000):  Pages 19 - 40.
Year of Publication: 2000.

13. Record Number: 3777
Author(s): Livingstone, Amy
Contributor(s):
Title : Aristocratic Women in the Chartrain
Source: Aristocratic Women in Medieval France.   Edited by Theodore Evergates .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Revue Bénédictine , 109., 40180 ( 1999):  Pages 44 - 73.
Year of Publication: 1999.

14. Record Number: 3762
Author(s): Loengard, Janet S.
Contributor(s):
Title : Common Law for Margerty: Separate But Not Equal [The author provides an introductory overview touching on land holding, inheritance, contracts, torts, criminal law, and punishment].
Source: Women in Medieval Western European Culture.   Edited by Linda E. Mitchell .   Garland Publishing, 1999. Viator , 31., ( 2000):  Pages 117 - 130.
Year of Publication: 1999.

15. Record Number: 3940
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : Women and the Household Economy in the Preindustrial Period: An Assessment of "Women, Work, and Family" [The author reassesses the work of Louise A. Tilly and Joan W. Scott, "Women, Work, and Family" (1978) in terms of recent scholarship on medieval women's economic contributions].
Source: Journal of Women's History (Full Text via Project Muse) 11, 3 (Autumn 1999): 10-16. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1999.

16. Record Number: 7363
Author(s): Kaplan, Michel.
Contributor(s):
Title : L'Aristocrate byzantine et sa Fortune [The author explores a number of cases where wealthy noble women administered their estates themselves and disposed of their properties and other goods. The women profiled include Danielis, a weathy and powerful noble woman associated with Emperor Basil I, Eudocie Bourion, who sold some of her dowry lands while her husband was still alive, Empress Irene Doukaina, Kale Basiliake, a wealthy young woman who became a nun upon her husband's death. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Femmes et pouvoirs des femmes à Byzance et en Occident (VIe -XIe siècles). Colloque international organisé les 28, 29 et 30 mars 1996 à Bruxelles et Villeneuve d'Ascq.   Edited by Stéphane Lebecq, Alain Dierkens, Régine Le Jan, and Jean-Marie Sansterre .   Centre de Recherche sur l'Histoire de l'Europe du Nord-Ouest, Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3, 1999.  Pages 205 - 226.
Year of Publication: 1999.

17. Record Number: 3700
Author(s): Crick, Julia.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women, Posthumous Benefaction, and Family Strategy in Pre-Conquest England [The author analyzes wills in which women play a prominent part, particularly in the granting and receiving of property; the author argues that women cared for family property and passed it on to the church as the original donors wished].
Source: Journal of British Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) 38, 4 (October 1999): 399-422 Link Info
Year of Publication: 1999.

18. Record Number: 4759
Author(s): Crick, Julia.
Contributor(s):
Title : Men, Women, and Widows: Widowhood in Pre-Conquest England [the author argues that the Christian idea of monogamous marriage did not change habits of concubinage in Anglo-Saxon England; therefore, "widow" was a term used by the Church only for certain specific cases, not for all the women that we would consider widows].
Source: Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.   Edited by Sandra Cavallo and Lyndan Warner .   Women and Men in History. Longman, 1999.  Pages 24 - 36.
Year of Publication: 1999.

19. Record Number: 5150
Author(s): Crick, Julia.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Wealth, Patronage, and Connections of Women's Houses in Late Anglo-Saxon England
Source: Revue Bénédictine , 109., 40180 ( 1999):  Pages 154 - 185.
Year of Publication: 1999.

20. Record Number: 4760
Author(s): Skinner, Patricia.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Widow's Options in Medieval Southern Italy [The author analyzes data from charters and finds 215 documented widows up to 1100].
Source: Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.   Edited by Sandra Cavallo and Lyndan Warner .   Women and Men in History. Longman, 1999. Revue Bénédictine , 109., 40180 ( 1999):  Pages 57 - 65.
Year of Publication: 1999.

21. Record Number: 3632
Author(s): Ruiz, Teófilo E.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women, Work and Daily Life in Late Medieval Castile [The author analyzes conditions both in urban and rural Castile, looking in particular at the peasantry and at the artisan class].
Source: Women at Work in Spain: From the Middle Ages to Early Modern Times.   Edited by Marilyn Stone and Carmen Benito-Vessels .   Peter Lang, 1998. Revue Bénédictine , 109., 40180 ( 1999):  Pages 101 - 120.
Year of Publication: 1998.

22. Record Number: 3505
Author(s): Pedersen, Frederik.
Contributor(s):
Title : Maritalis Affectio: Marital Affection and Property in Fourteenth-Century York Cause Papers [marital affection is an elusive concept; in Roman law it meant the quality of will necessary for both the establishment of a legally valid marriage and for the transfer of property; in the Middle Ages it developed into a phrase that meant the internal psychological quality of marriage].
Source: Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom: Essays in Memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B.   Edited by Constance M. Rousseau and Joel T. Rosenthal .   Western Michigan University, 1998. Revue Bénédictine , 109., 40180 ( 1999):  Pages 175 - 209.
Year of Publication: 1998.

23. Record Number: 3053
Author(s): Kittell, Ellen E.
Contributor(s):
Title : Guardianship over Women in Medieval Flanders: A Reappraisal
Source: Journal of Social History , 31., 4 (Summer 1998):  Pages 897 - 930.
Year of Publication: 1998.

24. Record Number: 2324
Author(s): Smail, Daniel Lord.
Contributor(s):
Title : Démanteler le patrimoine. Les femmes et les biens dans la Marseille médiévale
Source: Annales : Histoire, Sciences Sociales , 52., 2 (mars-avril 1997):  Pages 343 - 368.
Year of Publication: 1997.

25. Record Number: 2206
Author(s): Livingstone, Amy
Contributor(s):
Title : Noblewomen's Control of Property in Early Twelfth-Century Blois-Chartres
Source: Medieval Prosopography , 18., ( 1997):  Pages 55 - 71.
Year of Publication: 1997.

26. Record Number: 2274
Author(s): Skinner, Patricia.
Contributor(s):
Title : Gender and Poverty in the Medieval Community
Source: Medieval Women in Their Communities.   Edited by Diane Watt .   University of Toronto Press, 1997. Medieval Prosopography , 18., ( 1997):  Pages 204 - 221.
Year of Publication: 1997.

27. Record Number: 911
Author(s): Howell, Martha C.
Contributor(s):
Title : Fixing Movables: Gifts by Testament in Late Medieval Douai [The personal goods that women bequeathed to family, friends, and the poor carried social meaning and economic value].
Source: Past and Present (Full Text via JSTOR) 150 (Feb. 1996): 3-45. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1996.

28. Record Number: 1099
Author(s): Gates, Lori A.
Contributor(s):
Title : Widows, Property, and Remarriage: Lessons from Glastonbury's Deverill Manors [contrasts found in the manorial communities of Longbridge and Monkton, with the latter being less hospitable to widowed property holders; the author argues against a direct connection between land availability and widow remarriage, favoring instead a multiplicity of socio-economic conditions including labor pool, social hierarchy, manorial industries, age at widowhood, and children in the household.]
Source: Albion , 28., 1 (Spring 1996):  Pages 19 - 35.
Year of Publication: 1996.

29. Record Number: 708
Author(s):
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Title : Dowry and inheritance Patterns: Some Examples from the Descendants of King Henry I of England
Source: Medieval Prosopography , 17., 2 (Autumn 1996):  Pages 45 - 61.
Year of Publication: 1996.

30. Record Number: 2433
Author(s): Skinner, Patricia.
Contributor(s):
Title : Disputes and Disparity: Women at Court in Medieval Southern Italy [differences in women's access to justice in Byzantine southern Italy and the Lombard areas; the author suggests that some women turned their legal limitations to their own advantage].
Source: Reading Medieval Studies , 22., ( 1996):  Pages 85 - 105.
Year of Publication: 1996.

31. Record Number: 1004
Author(s): To Figueras, Lluís.
Contributor(s):
Title : Les Femmes dans la société catalane des lXe-XIe siècles
Source: La Femme dans l' histoire et la société méridionales (IXe-XIXe S.): Actes du 66e congrés. .   Fédération historique du Languedoc méditerranéen et du Roussillon, 1995. Harvard Ukrainian Studies , 19., ( 1995):  Pages 51 - 65.
Year of Publication: 1995.

32. Record Number: 1572
Author(s): Johns, Susan.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Wives and Widows of the Earls of Chester, 1100-1252: The Charter Evidence [focuses on their power to make land transactions, particularly in support of the Church].
Source: The Haskins Society Journal , 7., ( 1995):  Pages 117 - 132.
Year of Publication: 1995.

33. Record Number: 1844
Author(s): Nelson, Janet L.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Wary Widow [case study of the will of Erkanfrida, widow of a minor noble man and a "deo sacrata," a woman consecrated to God in her widowhood; the author includes an English translation of the will and an appendix gives the Latin text of the will from Wampach's "Urkunden- und Quellenbuch zur Geschichte der altluxemburgischen Territorien," Reprinted in Courts, Elites, and Gendered Power in the Early Middle Ages: Charlemagne and Others. By Janet L. Nelson. Ashgate Variorum, 2007. Article 2. Pages 87-90].
Source: Property and Power in the Early Middle Ages.   Edited by Wendy Davies and Paul Fouracre .   Cambridge University Press, 1995. The Haskins Society Journal , 7., ( 1995):  Pages 82 - 113. Reprinted in Courts, Elites, and Gendered Power in the Early Middle Ages: Charlemagne and Others. By Janet L. Nelson. Ashgate Variorum, 2007. Article 2.
Year of Publication: 1995.

34. Record Number: 6781
Author(s): Steuer, Susan M. B.
Contributor(s):
Title : Family Strategies in Medieval London: Financial Planning and the Urban Widow, 1123-1473 [the author uses the published edition of the cartulary of St. Bartholomew's Hospital to trace the help given to widows not just aid to needy widows but also taking over property management and making retirement arrangements for well-to-do widows who lacked family support].
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies , 12., ( 1995):  Pages 1 - 4. and 1-2 (notes) [in the electronic version available through Project Muse]. Issue title: Children and the Family in the Middle Ages.
Year of Publication: 1995.

35. Record Number: 6945
Author(s): Trexler, Richard C.
Contributor(s):
Title : Discussioni - Francis of Assisi, His Mother's Son [The author advances arguments concerning the renunciation of worldly goods by St. Francis which the author believes primarily involved the property belonging to his mother, Pica. The author responds in detail to Alessandro Barbero's criticisms of his book, "Naked Before the Father; The Renunciation of Francis of Assisi." Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Studi Medievali , 36., 1 (Giugno 1995):  Pages 363 - 374. Later published in Religion in Social Context in Europe and America, 1200-1700. By Richard C. Trexler. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2002. Pages 171-182
Year of Publication: 1995.

36. Record Number: 567
Author(s): Brink, Maryann E.
Contributor(s):
Title : Social Description of Property in Late Medieval Avignon [women's roles in the ownership and conveyance of property].
Source: Medieval Perspectives , 10., ( 1995):  Pages 67 - 76. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association
Year of Publication: 1995.

37. Record Number: 8588
Author(s): Martin, Janet.
Contributor(s):
Title : Widows, Welfare, and the "Pomest'e" System in the Sixteenth Century [The author argues that through the "pomest'e" system the state not only supported soldiers but also their survivors (widows, mothers, or dependent children) for their lifetimes. It went far beyond the state's desire to raise minor sons to become soldiers. The data from the 1550s indicates that the estates were usually more than adequate to support the women's households. However, by the 1580s, 40 percent of the "pomest'ia" could not support the surveyed women's households. The author ascribes the problems to serious economic deterioration rather than to the "pomest'e" system. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Harvard Ukrainian Studies , 19., ( 1995):  Pages 375 - 388. Kamen' Kraeog "I'n": Rhetoric of the Medieval Slavic World: Essays Presented to Edward L. Keenan on His Sixtieth Birthday by His Colleagues and Students. Edited by Nancy Shields Kollmann, Donald Ostrowski, Andrei Pliguzov, and Daniel Rowland.
Year of Publication: 1995.

38. Record Number: 1559
Author(s): Warren, Nancy Bradley.
Contributor(s):
Title : Objects, Possession, and Identity in the "Lais" of Marie de France [characters are most fully revealed when their possessions (ring, clothing, tapestry, etc.) figure in the action as markers for their true selves].
Source: Romance Languages Annual , 6., ( 1994):  Pages 189 - 192.
Year of Publication: 1994.

39. Record Number: 1406
Author(s): Crone, Patricia.
Contributor(s):
Title : Zoroastrian Communism [Zaradushtism, an heretical sect of Zoroastrianism, advocated that both women and property should be shared equally; the sect was promoted by the Sasanian emperor Kavad and by Mazdak, a leader of peasant rebels].
Source: Comparative Studies in Society and History (Full Text via JSTOR) 36, 3 (July 1994): 447-462. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1994.

40. Record Number: 8735
Author(s): Kleimola, Ann M.
Contributor(s):
Title : In Accordance with the Canons of the Holy Apostles: Muscovite Dowries and Women’s Property Rights [The author argues that women’s property rights and management responsibilities through both dowries and inheritance increased during the sixteenth century but were significantly restricted in the following century. The chief concern became to allot all l
Source: Russian Review (Full Text via JSTOR) 51, 2 (April 1992): 204-229. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1992.

41. Record Number: 8688
Author(s): Archer, Rowena E.
Contributor(s):
Title : How Ladies ... Who Live on Their Manors Ought to Manage Their Households and Estates: Women as Landholders and Administrators in the Later Middle Ages [The author studies the range of administrative roles held by women landholders and estate managers in medieval England. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Woman is a Worthy Wight: Women in English Society c. 1200-1500.   Edited by P.J.P. Goldberg .   Alan Sutton Publishing, 1992.  Pages 149 - 181.
Year of Publication: 1992.

42. Record Number: 10741
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Contributor(s):
Title : Marriage, Family, and Patriarchy in Douai, 1350-1600 [The author explores the variety of documentary sources available in Douai for understanding gender differences in marriage and inheritance. Over the time span under consideration, maritalm property arrangements changed from favoring the couple to protecting the lineage. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Marriage and Social Mobility in the Late Middle Ages/Marriage et mobilité sociale au bas moyen-âge. Handelingen van het colloquieum gehouden te Gent op 18 april 1988.   Edited by W. Prevenier Studia Historica Gandensia .   Department of History of the Arts Faculty of the University of Gent, 1992.  Pages 7 - 39. Second printing, revised and corrected by the editor
Year of Publication: 1992.

43. Record Number: 11228
Author(s): Tallan, Cheryl.
Contributor(s):
Title : Medieval Jewish Widows: Their Control of Resources
Source: Jewish History , 5., 1 (Spring 1991):  Pages 63 - 74.
Year of Publication: 1991.

44. Record Number: 11192
Author(s): Harris, Barbara J.
Contributor(s):
Title : Property, Power, and Personal Relations: Elite Mothers and Sons in Yorkist and Early Tudor England [Women were often marginalized by patriarchal power structures that placed the father at the head of the family, but the birth of a son often elevated the wife’s position. Since the first son was greatly valued in a system of primogenitural inheritance, noble mothers often had close emotional ties to their sons. The political and social future of the family often rested on the mother’s ability to manage the household, display the family’s wealth and status, and negotiate marriages and other alliances for the family’s children. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (Full Text via JSTOR) 15, 3 (Spring 1990): 606-632. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1990.