Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 4745
Author(s): Vinson, Martha P.
Title : Gender and Politics in the Post-Iconoclastic Period: The "Lives" of Anthony the Younger, the Empress Theodora, and the Patriarch Ignatios [the author argues that the "Life with Encomium of the Blessed and Holy Empress Theodora" and the "Life and Conduct of Saint Anthony the Younger" were written together to counter the iconoclast resentments, embodied in the aggressively masculine writings of Photios, against an iconophile government headed by a woman and surrounded by eunuch advisors; the author of the "Vita" of Saint Anthony uses an Aristotelian form of argumentation for the relative, placing the saint in the middle between lust and impotence, wanton aggression and effeminate cowardice, and other bi-polar extremes of gender stereotypes; the end result was a secularization of the ideas of sanctity and a reliance upon sex roles to characterize the saint].
Source: Byzantion , 68., 2 ( 1998):  Pages 469 - 515.
Year of Publication: 1998.

2. Record Number: 10223
Author(s): Rushing, James A.
Title : Iwein as Slave of Woman: the “Maltererteppich” in Freiburg [The story of the Arthurian knight Iwein was known to medieval audiences not only through literary texts but also through pictorial representations, such as an early fourteenth-century tapestry in the Augustinermuseum in Freiburg. This wall-hanging features a series of medallions, two of which depict Iwein’s adventures. The other medallions feature examples of “Frauensklaven” or “Minnesklaven” (men humiliated by their submission to women), including some well-known figures like Samson and Delilah and Aristotle and Phyllis. Although the meaning of the tapestry is unclear, the images remove Iwein from his original function as an exemplary figure and insert him into a new context: a pictorial representation of the “Frauensklaven” topos. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte , 55., ( 1992):  Pages 124 - 135.
Year of Publication: 1992.

3. Record Number: 11823
Author(s): Lucas, Angela M. and Peter J. Lucas
Title : The Presentation of Marriage and Love in Chaucer's "Franklin's Tale" [Chaucer's depiction of the husband and wife this poem conveys the intimacy of a marital relationship in which the spouses are mutually bound to one another through love (rather than obedience). Nonetheless, the public wedding ceremony between the spouses in the poem demonstrates the importance of outwardly displaying the husband's "maistrie" or dominance in the marriage relationship. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Studies , 72., 6 ( 1991):  Pages 501 - 512.
Year of Publication: 1991.

4. Record Number: 45363
Title : Jephthah's daughter greets him (Image #1) and She mourns with her friends and submits to death (Image #2)
Source: English Studies , 72., 6 ( 1991):
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