Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 24052
Author(s): Cuffel, Alexandra
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Title : The Matter of Others: Menstrual Blood and Uncontrolled Semen in Thirteenth-Century Kabbalists' Polemic against Christians, "Bad" Jews, and Muslims [The author argues that Kabbalist writers viewed sexual impurities and intercourse with non-Jewish women with alarm. These sins made Jewish men the equivalent of menstruating women in terms of the pollution they brought their families and the Jewish community. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom.   Edited by Katherine Allen Smith and Scott Wells Studies in the History of Christian Traditions .   Brill, 2009.  Pages 249 - 284.
Year of Publication: 2009.

2. Record Number: 14687
Author(s): Green, Monica H.
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Title : Flowers, Poisons and Men: Menstruation in Medieval Western Europe [The author analyzes medieval medical traditions in regard to menstruation. Green notes the virtual absence of any mention of the term in other kinds of literature including fabliaux which openly discuss sexuality. She also draws attention to the widespread belief that Jewish men menstruate, a belief rooted in antisemitism. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Menstruation: A Cultural History.   Edited by Andrew Shail and Gillian Howie .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.  Pages 51 - 64.
Year of Publication: 2005.

3. Record Number: 14690
Author(s): Ner-David, Haviva.
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Title : Medieval "Responsa" Literaure on "Niddah": Perpetuations of Notions of "Tumah" [The author argues that medieval Jewish legal authorities accepted folk practices in regard to menstruating women. This broadened the scope of ritually impure activities involving women while at the same time making the menstruating woman the sole source of contamination in the Post-Temple world. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Menstruation: A Cultural History.   Edited by Andrew Shail and Gillian Howie .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.  Pages 188 - 199.
Year of Publication: 2005.

4. Record Number: 9501
Author(s): Lee, Becky R.
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Title : Men's Recollections of a Women's Rite: Medieval English Men's Recollections Regarding the Rite of the Purification of Women after Childbirth
Source: Gender and History , 14., 2 (August 2002):  Pages 224 - 241.
Year of Publication: 2002.

5. Record Number: 5358
Author(s): Viscuso, Patrick.
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Title : Menstruation: A Problem in Late Byzantine Canon Law
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 26., ( 2000):  Pages 72 - 73.
Year of Publication: 2000.

6. Record Number: 4614
Author(s): Park, Katharine.
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Title : Review Essay: Fallen Bodies: Pollution, Sexuality, and Demonology in the Middle Ages by Dyan Elliott
Source: Church History , 69., 4 (December 2000):  Pages 860 - 866.
Year of Publication: 2000.

7. Record Number: 3747
Author(s): Leyser, C.
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Title : Masculinity in Flux: Nocturnal Emission and the Limits of Celibacy in the Early Middle Ages
Source: Masculinity in Medieval Europe.   Edited by D.M. Hadley .   Women and Men in History Series. Addison Wesley Longman, 1999. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 26., ( 2000):  Pages 103 - 120.
Year of Publication: 1999.

8. Record Number: 5589
Author(s): de Jong, Mayke.
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Title : Pollution, Penance, and Sanctity: Ekkehard's "Life" of Iso of St. Gall [Ekkehard is mainly concerned with the circumstances of Iso's conception; his parents accidentally had sex on a forbidden holy day, but through their extraordinary and deeply sincere public penance, were not only able to avoid the punishment of a deformed or otherwise marked child but were blessed by a holy child; the article includes an English translation of the relevant portion of Ekkehard's "Life" of Iso].
Source: The community, the family, and the saint: patterns of power in early medieval Europe: selected proceedings of the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 4-7 July 1994, 10-13 July 1995.   Edited by Joyce Hill and Mary Swan International Medieval Research .   Brepols, 1998. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 26., ( 2000):  Pages 145 - 158.
Year of Publication: 1998.

9. Record Number: 13750
Author(s): Frassetto, Michael.
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Title : Heresy, Celibacy, and Reform in the Sermons of Ademar of Chabannes [The monk Ademar records interconnecting concerns in his sermons. Heretics in Aquitaine called priests' behavior into question. Church councils sought to prevent clergy from having wives or concubines in order to ensure the purity of the Eucharist. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Purity and Piety: Essays on Medieval Clerical Celibacy and Religious Reform.   Edited by Michael Frassetto Garland Medieval Casebooks Series .   Garland Publishing, 1998. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 26., ( 2000):  Pages 131 - 148.
Year of Publication: 1998.

10. Record Number: 13746
Author(s): Beaudette, Paul.
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Title : In the world but not of it: Clerical Celibacy as a Symbol of the Medieval Church
Source: Medieval Purity and Piety: Essays on Medieval Clerical Celibacy and Religious Reform.   Edited by Michael Frassetto Garland Medieval Casebooks Series .   Garland Publishing, 1998. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 26., ( 2000):  Pages 23 - 46.
Year of Publication: 1998.

11. Record Number: 13748
Author(s): Bond, James.
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Title : Why Celibacy? Odo of Cluny and the Development of a New Sexual Morality
Source: Medieval Purity and Piety: Essays on Medieval Clerical Celibacy and Religious Reform.   Edited by Michael Frassetto Garland Medieval Casebooks Series .   Garland Publishing, 1998. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 26., ( 2000):  Pages 81 - 115.
Year of Publication: 1998.

12. Record Number: 13758
Author(s): Schulenburg, Jane Tibbetts.
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Title : Gender, Celibacy, and Proscriptions of Sacred Space: Symbol and Practice [In the early and high Middle Ages women were regularly excluded from men's monasteries and from their churches, which held the relics and tombs of many saints. In some cases, monks made accommodations with separate oratories for women or special exceptions for queens and other highly-placed figures. Nevertheless, there are recorded incidents of women who ignored the monastic rules and entered areas forbidden to all females. Schulenburg suggests that in some cases, at least, women considered the rules only man-made and sought equal access to the tombs and relics of the saints. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Purity and Piety: Essays on Medieval Clerical Celibacy and Religious Reform.   Edited by Michael Frassetto Garland Medieval Casebooks Series .   Garland Publishing, 1998. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 26., ( 2000):  Pages 353 - 376.
Year of Publication: 1998.

13. Record Number: 13747
Author(s): de Jong, Mayke.
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Title : Imitatio morum. The Cloister and Clerical Purity in the Carolingian World [The author argues for the importance of male monasteries as a model for and training ground of clerical purity through celibacy. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Purity and Piety: Essays on Medieval Clerical Celibacy and Religious Reform.   Edited by Michael Frassetto Garland Medieval Casebooks Series .   Garland Publishing, 1998. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 26., ( 2000):  Pages 49 - 80.
Year of Publication: 1998.

14. Record Number: 4431
Author(s): Murray, Jacqueline.
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Title : Men's Bodies, Men's Minds: Seminal Emissions and Sexual Anxiety in the Middle Ages [The author surveys theological and pastoral writings on men's emissions from Augustine through Jean Gerson. In the thirteenth century these practices came to be judged more harshly and were associated with masturbation as sins of lust. At the same time e
Source: Annual Review of Sex Research , 8., ( 1997):  Pages 1 - 26.
Year of Publication: 1997.

15. Record Number: 5132
Author(s): Lee, Becky R.
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Title : The Purification of Women After Childbirth: A Window onto Medieval Perceptions of Women [The author suggests that women may have seen childbirth and the attendant rituals, including churching, as an opportunity for gender reversal and time to spend with other women].
Source: Florilegium , 14., ( 1995- 1996):  Pages 43 - 55.
Year of Publication: 1995- 1996.

16. Record Number: 1459
Author(s): Elliott, Dyan.
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Title : Sex in Holy Places: An Exploration of a Medieval Anxiety [exempla and theological writings deal with sex in churches, cemeteries, and other consecrated spots; some tales emphasized the danger and ritual pollution by describing the couple stuck together ("penis captivus" or "vaginismus") for public humiliation until blessed by divine intervention, while some theologians went so far as to forgive the rendering of the conjugal debt in holy places under extenuating circumstances].
Source: Journal of Women's History , 6., 3 (Fall 1994):  Pages 6 - 34.
Year of Publication: 1994.

17. Record Number: 8480
Author(s): Rubin, Miri.
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Title : The Person in the Form: Medieval Challenges to Bodily "Order" [The author discusses a number of instances in which the order and hierarchy of the body were violated. In terms of gender issues, the author briefly considers hermaphrodites, Jews accused of performing abortions, and the doubts a peasant woman near Montaillou had about Christ's divinity because of her horror at the shameful filth that the Virgin Mary must have delivered in childbirth along with the infant Christ. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Framing Medieval Bodies.   Edited by Sarah Kay and Miri Rubin .   Manchester University Press, 1994. Journal of Women's History , 6., 3 (Fall 1994):  Pages 100 - 122.
Year of Publication: 1994.

18. Record Number: 3628
Author(s): Frank, G. L. C.
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Title : Christian Attitudes towards Male Impurity in the Early Byzantine Period
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 20., ( 1994):  Pages 46 - 47.
Year of Publication: 1994.

19. Record Number: 1028
Author(s): Meens, Rob
Contributor(s):
Title : Ritual Purity and the Influence of Gregory the Great in the Early Middle Ages [Gregory's response to teachings that denied the Eucharist and even entry to the church to the impure (women who were menstruating or who had just given birth and those who had recently had sexual intercourse)].
Source: Unity and diversity in the church: papers read at the 1994 Summer Meeting, and the 1995 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society.   Edited by Helen Damico and John Leyerle Studies in medieval culture, 32.   Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1993. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 20., ( 1994):  Pages 31 - 43.
Year of Publication: 1993.