Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 29199
Author(s): O'Brien, Emily,
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Title : Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini's Chrysis: Prurient Pastime--or Something More? [The Chrysis by Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini is less a play than a critique of contemporary ethical ideas. The characters in the play make pronouncements about their values, but they act the opposite as lust overcomes reason. Piccolomini's critique of rational ethics is akin to the philosophical opinions of Lorenzo Valla, who taught a philosophical epicureanism far from mere hedonism. Both men thought many philosophers also acted contrary to their teachings. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: MLN: Modern Language Notes , 124., 1 ( 2009):  Pages 111 - 136.
Year of Publication: 2009.

2. Record Number: 20897
Author(s): Brusegan, Rosanna
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Title : Yseut e Richeut [Beroul and other writers about Tristan and Isolde knew the tales of Richeut, a courtesan who evolved into a devoted mother. Isolde is compared to Richeut when she shows her conniving and sensual side. Differences remained, including the causal role of magic in Isolde's relationship with Tristan compared to Richeut's use of magic merely to accomplish her ends. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medioevo Romanzo , 25., ( 2001):  Pages 284 - 300.
Year of Publication: 2001.

3. Record Number: 14582
Author(s): Di Giorgi, Marianna
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Title : Santa Maria Egiziaca tra Oriente e Occidente. La "Vita Sanctae Mariae Aegyptiacae Meretricis" di Paolo Diacono Napoletano [In the ninth century, Paul the Deacon translated a Greek life of Mary the Egyptian into Latin. Mary had an extensive cult in the East, and it had reached the West by the sixth century. Paul came from Naples, a center of Mary's cult and its texts. His translation was free enough to make his own theological points in a style that was unique. The article ends with a series of tables giving Paul's Latin renderings of Greek words and phrases. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Schede medievali , 38., ( 2000):  Pages 155 - 197.
Year of Publication: 2000.

4. Record Number: 7476
Author(s): Abelson-Hoek, Michelle Christine.
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Title : The Prostitute Figure in Medieval English and French Literature
Source: Schede medievali , 38., ( 2000):
Year of Publication: 1999.

5. Record Number: 2211
Author(s): da Costa Fontes, Manuel.
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Title : On Alfonso X's "Interrupted" Encounter with a "Soldadeira" [Alfonso's poem describes an encounter with a prostitute and uses religious parody to make a joke; in the poem the prostitute equates her pleasurable sexual torment with Christ's suffering on the cross].
Source: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos , 31., 1 (Enero 1997):  Pages 93 - 101.
Year of Publication: 1997.

6. Record Number: 1628
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
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Title : Sex, Money, and Prostitution in Medieval English Culture [both secular and religious literature provide examples of female lust connected with greed, particularly in the case of prostitutes].
Source: Desire and Discipline: Sex and Sexuality in the Premodern West.   Edited by Jacqueline Murray and Konrad Eisenbichler .   University of Toronto Press, 1996. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos , 31., 1 (Enero 1997):  Pages 201 - 216.
Year of Publication: 1996.

7. Record Number: 1544
Author(s): Ivanov, Sergey A.
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Title : A Saint in a Whore-house [stories of monks who visit prostitutes in order to convert them; the monks pretend to be customers and this provocative behavior relates them to the holy fools whose obscene or insane behavior was intended to shock the complacent].
Source: Byzantinoslavica , 56., 2 ( 1995):  Pages 439 - 445.
Year of Publication: 1995.

8. Record Number: 1748
Author(s): Hathaway, Robert L.
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Title : Fernando de Rojas' Pessimism: The Four Stages of Life for Women at the Margin [Lucrecia, Areúsa, Elicia, and Celestina].
Source: Celestinesca , 18., 2 (Otoño 1994):  Pages 53 - 73.
Year of Publication: 1994.

9. Record Number: 9066
Author(s): Seidenspinner-Nunez, Dayle.
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Title : The Poetics of (Non)Conversion: The "Vida de Santa Maria Egipciaca" and "La Celestina" [The author reads Fernando de Rojas' story of Celestina, an aged ex-prostitute, against the conventions of hagiographic romance. The author argues that female prostitute-saints were popular in medieval Spain, and the cult of Saint Mary of Egypt was particularly strong. Although there is no direct connection between the "Vida de Santa Maria Egipciaca" (a poem about Saint Mary of Egypt) and "La Celestina," the author argues that Rojas intentionally subverts the literary conventions used in other texts about prosititute-saints. In contrast to what medieval readers might expect, Celestina never undergoes a religious conversion. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medievalia et Humanistica , 18., ( 1992):  Pages 95 - 128.
Year of Publication: 1992.

10. Record Number: 11053
Author(s): Haddad, Gabriel.
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Title : Richeut: A Translation [The author briefly discusses the old French text "Richeut," a poem concerning the prostitute named in the title and her son, Samson, a pimp, whom she outwits. Richeut is characterized as a greedy cheat who ruins every man she meets. The author's English translation follows his discussion. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Comitatus , 22., ( 1991):  Pages 1 - 29.
Year of Publication: 1991.

11. Record Number: 12808
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Title : Mars in Taurus at the Nativity of the Wife of Bath [The author investigates the Wife of Bath’s horoscope, and concludes she was predisposed to prostitution, basing this claim on a passage from Leopold of Austria’s astrological treatise, which states that if a woman is born under a feminine astrological sign, such as Taurus, and Mars is in that sign, she will become a prostitute. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Language Notes , 28., 1 ( 1990):  Pages 16
Year of Publication: 1990.

12. Record Number: 10987
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
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Title : Holy Harlots: Prostitute Saints in Medieval Legend [The author examines stories and representations in art of five prostiture saints (Mary of Egypt, Thaïs, Pelagia, Mary (the niece of Abraham), and Afra of Augsburg) and Mary Magdalene. Karras argues that although Mary Magdalene does not make money from her indiscriminate sexuality, she is condemned for lust along with the prostitute saints. Since the essence of femininity is sexuality, it is women's greatest weakness and the prime cause for their repentance. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of the History of Sexuality , 1., 1 (July 1990):  Pages 3 - 32.
Year of Publication: 1990.