Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 20473
Author(s): Winroth, Anders
Contributor(s):
Title : Neither Slave nor Free: Theology and Law in Gratian's Thoughts on the Definition of Marriage and Unfree Persons [The original text of Gratian's "Decretum" favored the right of unfree persons to marry, even when the other partner was ignorant of a spouse's servile status. The vulgate version of the text inserted older canons requiring a master's consent to the marriage. The canonists eventually adopted Gratian's opinion. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medieval Church Law and the Origins of the Western Legal Tradition: A Tribute to Kenneth Pennington.   Edited by Wolfgang P. Müller and Mary E. Sommar .   Catholic University of America Press, 2006.  Pages 97 - 109.
Year of Publication: 2006.

2. Record Number: 11500
Author(s): Muessig, Carolyn
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Title : Inherited Status and Slavery in Late Medieval Italy and Venetian Crete [In comparing the situation of slaves' children fathered by their masters in Crete and in the mainland cities of Venice, Genoa, and Florence, the author argues that "Latin" ancestry counted in the colonial setting but not in the Italian cities. Introducing children of mixed parentage into society mattered more for a frontier society where the conquering Western Europeans were in the minority. However, in both areas in the late Middle Ages, custom pushed to extend free status to the children of slaves by assuming that the children inherited their fathers' status rather than their mothers' servile condition. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Past and Present , 182., (February 2004):  Pages 31 - 53.
Year of Publication: 2004.

3. Record Number: 8711
Author(s): Lawless, Catherine
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Title : Women on the Margins: The "Beloved" and the "Mistress" in Renaissance Florence [The author discusses women who were in irrgular relationships with men, whether as idealized love objects or in extra-marital sexual relationships. The women involved range from the daughters of the most important families and nuns to slaves and poor women. While wealthy young brides like Ginevra de'Benci could flirt with romantic love without loss of status, concubines who lived outside the family structure risked marginality and illegitimacy for their children. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women: Pawns or Players?   Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless .   Four Courts Press, 2003. Past and Present , 182., (February 2004):  Pages 111 - 130.
Year of Publication: 2003.

4. 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. Past and Present , 182., (February 2004):  Pages 3 - 20.
Year of Publication: 2002.

5. Record Number: 6087
Author(s): Luzzati, Michele.
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Title : Schiavi e figli di schiavi attraverso le registrazioni di battesimo medievali: Pisa, Gemona del Friuli, Lucca [Baptismal records indicate a small number of slaves in Italian cities; most of those recorded are women, frequently designated as Blacks or moors; many of the slaves in cities belonged to foreign residents; fewer slaves are recorded outside major cities; the appendix presents a list of slaves' names from the records in Pisa].
Source: Quaderni Storici , 2 (Agosto 2001):  Pages 349 - 362.
Year of Publication: 2001.

6. Record Number: 6086
Author(s): Niebrzydowski, Sue.
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Title : The Sultana and Her Sisters: Black Women in the British Isles Before 1530
Source: Women's History Review , 10., 2 ( 2001):  Pages 187 - 210.
Year of Publication: 2001.

7. Record Number: 4747
Author(s): Devroey, Jean-Pierre.
Contributor(s):
Title : Men and Women in Early Medieval Serfdom: The Ninth-Century North Frankish Evidence [the author takes issue with Susan Stuard's article "Ancillary Evidence for the Decline of Medieval Slavery" in Past and Present 149 (November 1995): 3-28; he argues that the unfree had obligations to their masters but were not in total subjection; the "ancilla" was more likely to suffer sexual abuse but that "was not determined by the juridical status of the women" page 30].
Source: Past and Present , 166., (February 2000):  Pages 3 - 30.
Year of Publication: 2000.

8. Record Number: 4136
Author(s): Meek, Christine.
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Title : Men, Women, and Magic: Some Cases from Late Medieval Lucca
Source: Women in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe.   Edited by Christine Meek .   Four Courts Press, 2000. Past and Present , 166., (February 2000):  Pages 43 - 66.
Year of Publication: 2000.

9. Record Number: 7364
Author(s): Devroey, Jean-Pierre.
Contributor(s):
Title : Femmes au mirroir des polyptyques: une approche des rapports du couple dans l'exploitation rurale dépendante entre Seine et Rhin au IXe siècle [The author argues that the history of women can only be fully understood when it is considered along with the history of men. Using ninth century polyptiques, the author analyzes women's and men's roles for peasants, serfs, and the unfree. He also suggests reasons for the smaller numbes of women and larger numbers of men in the rural populations. 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. Past and Present , 166., (February 2000):  Pages 227 - 249.
Year of Publication: 1999.

10. Record Number: 3171
Author(s): Stuard, Susan Mosher.
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Title : Single by Law and Custom [Mediterranean women slaves might be mothers and wives but they remained single].
Source: Singlewomen in the European Past, 1250-1800.   Edited by Judith M. Bennett and Amy M. Froide .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Past and Present , 166., (February 2000):  Pages 106 - 126.
Year of Publication: 1999.

11. Record Number: 2444
Author(s): Woolf, Alex.
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Title : At home in the Long Iron Age: A Dialogue Between Households and Individuals in Cultural Reproduction [sketch of household relations, with an emphasis on the similarities in conditions of wives and slaves; also considers what material evidence is available for this period in Northern Europe].
Source: Invisible People and Processes: Writing Gender and Childhood into European Archaeology.   Edited by Jenny Moore and Eleanor Scott .   Leicester University Press, 1997. Past and Present , 166., (February 2000):  Pages 68 - 74.
Year of Publication: 1997.

12. Record Number: 1742
Author(s): Brand, Charles M.
Contributor(s):
Title : Slave Women in the Legislation of Alexius I [discussion of two decrees issued in 1095 regarding slaves; the first declares that slaves born of free parents were to be freed, while the second affirms the right of slaves to marriage with the blessing of the church].
Source: Byzantinische Forschungen , 23., ( 1996):  Pages 19 - 24. 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.

13. Record Number: 7450
Author(s): Angiolini, Franco.
Contributor(s):
Title : Schiave [In the Middle Ages, slaves brought into Italy primarily came from the Black Sea region, and most were women. The sixteenth century saw an inversion of the gender ratio, as well as fresh supplies from Africa, the Balkans, and, for a time, Muslim Granada. There also was a shift from domestic to agricultural bondage. Slave women were exploited sexually, but some attained manumission through marriage. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Il Lavoro delle donne.   Edited by Angela Groppi .   Storia delle donne in Italia. Editori Laterza, 1996. Byzantinische Forschungen , 23., ( 1996):  Pages 92 - 115.
Year of Publication: 1996.

14. Record Number: 1622
Author(s): Elbl, Ivana.
Contributor(s):
Title : Men Without Wives: Sexual Arrangements in the Early Portugese Expansion in West Africa
Source: Desire and Discipline: Sex and Sexuality in the Premodern West.   Edited by Jacqueline Murray and Konrad Eisenbichler .   University of Toronto Press, 1996. Past and Present , 166., (February 2000):  Pages 61 - 86.
Year of Publication: 1996.

15. Record Number: 511
Author(s): Hammer, Carl I.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Handmaid's Tale: Morganatic Relationships in Early- mediaeval Bavaria [evidence from law codes and deeds].
Source: Continuity and Change , 10., 3 (Dec. 1995):  Pages 345 - 368.
Year of Publication: 1995.

16. Record Number: 1010
Author(s): Romestan, Guy.
Contributor(s):
Title : Femmes esclaves à Perpignan aux XIVe et XVe 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. Continuity and Change , 10., 3 (Dec. 1995):  Pages 187 - 218.
Year of Publication: 1995.

17. Record Number: 31
Author(s): Stuard, Susan Mosher.
Contributor(s):
Title : Ancillary Evidence for the Decline of Medieval Slavery [Experience of women slaves in the countryside and in wealthy households counters the standard argument made about slavery. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Past and Present , 149 ( 1995):  Pages 3 - 28. Republished in Considering Medieval Women and Gender. Susan Mosher Stuard. Ashgate Variorum, 2010. Chapter VII.
Year of Publication: 1995.

18. Record Number: 6732
Author(s): Kruk, Remke.
Contributor(s):
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.

19. Record Number: 34
Author(s): McKee, Sally.
Contributor(s):
Title : Households in Fourteenth-Century Venetian Crete
Source: Speculum (Full Text via JSTOR) 70 (1995): 27-67. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

20. Record Number: 3623
Author(s): Brand, Charles M.
Contributor(s):
Title : Slave Women in the Legislation of Alexius I
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 20., ( 1994):  Pages 24 - 25.
Year of Publication: 1994.

21. Record Number: 3352
Author(s):
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Title : The Bartering of Blauncheflur in the Middle English "Floris and Blauncheflur"
Source: Studies in Philology , 91., 2 (Spring 1994):  Pages 101 - 110.
Year of Publication: 1994.

22. Record Number: 2277
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
Contributor(s):
Title : Desire, Descendants, and Dominance: Slavery, the Exchange of Women, and Masculine Power [discusses men's purchase of control over women's sexuality in the cases of female slaves and of wives].
Source: The Work of Work: Servitude, Slavery, and Labor in Medieval England.   Edited by Allen J. Frantzen and Douglas Moffat .   Cruithne Press, 1994. Studies in Philology , 91., 2 (Spring 1994):  Pages 16 - 29.
Year of Publication: 1994.

23. Record Number: 2278
Author(s): Girsch, Elizabeth Stevens.
Contributor(s):
Title : Metaphorical Usage, Sexual Exploitation, and Divergence in the Old English Terminology for Male and Female Slaves [differences in female and male usage with an emphasis for females on sexual availability and, in metaphorical cases in religious writings, on humility and passivity].
Source: The Work of Work: Servitude, Slavery, and Labor in Medieval England.   Edited by Allen J. Frantzen and Douglas Moffat .   Cruithne Press, 1994. Studies in Philology , 91., 2 (Spring 1994):  Pages 30 - 54.
Year of Publication: 1994.

24. Record Number: 8634
Author(s):
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Title : A Cinderella Story from Byzantine Egypt: P. Cair. Masp. I 67089 and III 67294 [The article studies two documents in which a wealthy widower defends the status of his future wife, who is also the granddaughter of his family’s retainers. The author uses this story to rethink the problem of slavery in Byzantine Egypt. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Byzantion , 62., ( 1992):  Pages 380 - 388.
Year of Publication: 1992.

25. Record Number: 12748
Author(s): Al-Heitty, Abd Al-Kareem.
Contributor(s):
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.

26. Record Number: 12780
Author(s): Hill, Thomas D.
Contributor(s):
Title : “Wealhtheow” as a Foreign Slave: Some Continental Analogues [The author discusses the possible meaning of Wealhtheow’s name (“foreign slave”) in relation to relevant parallels in patterns of medieval royal marriage, particularly in northern Continental kingdoms. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Philological Quarterly , 69., ( 1990):  Pages 107 - 112.
Year of Publication: 1990.

27. Record Number: 11019
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
Contributor(s):
Title : Concubinage and Slavery in the Viking Age [The author argues that although not all concubines were slaves, concubinage was associated with slavery and low status. Children of both slave women and concubines needed their fathers' recognition in order to inherit. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Scandinavian Studies , 62., 2 (Spring 1990):  Pages 141 - 162.
Year of Publication: 1990.

28. Record Number: 28188
Author(s): Landau, Peter,
Contributor(s):
Title : Hadrians IV. Decretale "Dignum est" (X.4.9.1) und die Eheschließung Unfreier in der Diskussion von Kanonisten und Theologen des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts
Source: Collectanea Stephan Kuttner. II.   Edited by Giuseppe Forchielli and Alfons M. Stickler Studia Gratiana, 12.   Institutum Gratianum, 1967. Al-Masåq , 3., ( 1990):  Pages 511 - 553.
Year of Publication: 1967.