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1. Record Number: 9675
Author(s): Niles, John D.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Problem of the Ending of "The Wife's Lament" [The author argues that the closing section of the "Wife's Lament" (lines 42-52a) has been misread. It is not a tender lament from a separated lover. Instead it is an angry curse directed at the husband who abandoned her. Niles suggests that modern gender assumptions prevented critics from recognizing the anger, vengeance, and other strong emotions expressed by the female speaker. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 78., 4 (October 2003):  Pages 1107 - 1150.
Year of Publication: 2003.

2. Record Number: 8281
Author(s): Vasvári, Louise O.
Contributor(s):
Title : Intimate Violence: Shrew Taming as Wedding Ritual in the "Conde Lucanor"
Source: Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia. Hispanic Issues, Volume 26.   Edited by Eukene Lacarra Lanz .   Routledge, 2002. Speculum , 78., 4 (October 2003):  Pages 21 - 38.
Year of Publication: 2002.

3. Record Number: 8282
Author(s): Cortijo Ocaña, Antonio.
Contributor(s):
Title : The "Consells- Consejos" on Marriage and Their Broader Sentimental Context [The author examines three works of advice on marriage ("Advice of Good Doctrine which a French lady Gave Her Daughter Who Married the King of England" ("Conseyll de bones doctrines que una reyna de França dona a una filla sua que fonch muller del rey Danglaterra"), "Letter from the Marquis of Villena to His Daughter Joana" ("Letra deval scrita feu lo marques de Villena e compte de Ribagortça qui apres fo intitulat duch de Gandia, per dona Joahan filla sua quant la marida ab don Johan fill del compte de Gardona, per la qual liscrivi castich e bons nodriments, dient axi"), and "Advice from a Wiseman to His Daughters" ("Castigos y dotrinas que un sabio daba a sus hijas")) that bear structured and thematic parallels to sentimental romances. The texts emphasize women's chastity, honor, humility, and piety, but also stress a misogynous view of women's out-of-control sexuality. 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. Speculum , 78., 4 (October 2003):  Pages 39 - 56.
Year of Publication: 2002.

4. Record Number: 5960
Author(s): Kienzle, Beverly Mayne and Nancy Nienhuis
Contributor(s):
Title : Battered Women and the Construction of Sanctity [the authors explore written accounts of the lives of Monica, the mother of Augustine, Godelieve of Gistel, whose husband had her murdered, Dorothy of Montau, and Catherine of Genoa, all of whom suffered psychological and physical abuse at the hands of their husbands; they demonstrate a "complex theological internplay between holiness, patience, and suffering in the eyes of these women's hagiographers" (p. 59)].
Source: Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion , 17., 1 (Spring 2001):  Pages 33 - 61.
Year of Publication: 2001.

5. Record Number: 5981
Author(s): Weckström, Mari Pakkala.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Rise and Fall of the Faithful Wife: Chaucer's Griselda and Dorigen Seen Through Dialogue
Source: Gender and Conflict in the Middle Ages. Gender and Medieval Studies Conference, York, January 5-7 2001. .  2001. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion , 17., 1 (Spring 2001):
Year of Publication: 2001.

6. Record Number: 5605
Author(s): Mann, Jill.
Contributor(s):
Title : Wife-Swapping in Medieval Literature [in order to understand better the relationships among Dorigen, Arveragus, and Aurelius, the author considers the exchange of wives between friends in a number of earlier medieval texts, including the Latin poem "Lantfrid and Cobbo," the many versions of "Amis and Amiloun," the thirteenth-century romance "Athis and Prophilias," Boccaccio's story in the "Decameron" concerning Titus and Gisippus, the story of Rollo and Resus in Walter Map's "De Nugis Curialium," and Giovanni Fiorentino's story of Stricca and Galgano in his fourteenth-century collection "Il Pecorone"].
Source: Viator , 32., ( 2001):  Pages 93 - 112.
Year of Publication: 2001.

7. Record Number: 4638
Author(s): Bornholdt, Claudia.
Contributor(s):
Title : Tricked into the Tower: The "Crescentia" Tower Episode of the "Kaiserchronik" as Proto-"Märe" [The author examines the story of Crescentia who fends off her brother-in-law's sexual advances by cleverly outwitting him].
Source: JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic Philology , 99., 3 (July 2000):  Pages 395 - 411.
Year of Publication: 2000.

8. Record Number: 4844
Author(s): Khan, Ruqayya Yasmine.
Contributor(s):
Title : On the Significance of Secrecy in the Medieval Arabic Romances [the author argues that secrecy has both positive and negative connotations in medieval Arabic romances; secrecy between husband and wife can promote love and intimacy, while secrecy between lovers may involve adultery or shame when intimacies are revealed].
Source: Journal of Arabic Literature , 31., 3 ( 2000):  Pages 238 - 253.
Year of Publication: 2000.

9. Record Number: 4320
Author(s): Rasmussen, Ann Marie.
Contributor(s):
Title : Little-known Medieval Texts. Good Counsel for a Young Lady: A Low German Mother-Daughter Conduct Poem [the mother advises her daughter to be modest, obedient to her husband, and kind to her servants; it presupposes an urban setting among the middle class in a household workshop].
Source: Medieval Feminist Forum , 28., (Fall 1999):  Pages 28 - 31.
Year of Publication: 1999.

10. Record Number: 3282
Author(s): Colombo-Timelli, Maria.
Contributor(s):
Title : Le "Purgatoire des Mauvais Maris." Introduction et Édition [a spirited defense of women in the tradition of the Querelle de la Rose].
Source: Romania , 116., 40241 ( 1998):  Pages 492 - 523.
Year of Publication: 1998.

11. Record Number: 3183
Author(s): Martines, Lauro.
Contributor(s):
Title : Séduction, espace familial et autorité dans la renaissance Italienne
Source: Annales : Histoire, Sciences Sociales , 53., 2 (mars-avril 1998):  Pages 255 - 290.
Year of Publication: 1998.

12. Record Number: 8522
Author(s): Vroom, Theresia de.
Contributor(s):
Title : In the Context of "Rough Music": The Representation of Unequal Couples in Some Medieval Plays [The author discusses the custom of "charivari" in which the community shamed and mocked inappropriate couples (including age disparity, adultery, and such violations of gender norms as shrewish wives and henpecked husbands). Vroom offers some examples fr
Source: European Medieval Drama , 2., ( 1998):  Pages 237 - 260.
Year of Publication: 1998.

13. Record Number: 3316
Author(s): Gouttebroze, Jean-Guy.
Contributor(s):
Title : J'ai deux amours...Guinglain entre éspouse et maî tresse
Source: Cahiers de Civilization Médiévale , 41., 161 (janier-mars 1998):  Pages 55 - 63.
Year of Publication: 1998.

14. Record Number: 2036
Author(s): Cooke, Jessica.
Contributor(s):
Title : Januarie and May in Chaucer's "Merchant's Tale"
Source: English Studies , 78., 5 (September 1997):  Pages 407 - 416.
Year of Publication: 1997.

15. Record Number: 2581
Author(s): Winward, Fiona.
Contributor(s):
Title : Some Aspects of the Women in "The Four Branches" [analysis of female characters through various life-stages (single women, married women, estranged wives, and mothers); argues that the women display independence and are more memorable than the male characters because they are able to manipulate situations for their own best interests].
Source: Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies , 34., (Winter 1997):  Pages 77 - 106.
Year of Publication: 1997.

16. Record Number: 2640
Author(s): Keller, Kimberly.
Contributor(s):
Title : Prudence's Pedagogy of the Oppressed [Prudence persuades her husband Melibee to take her advice through the use of scholastic arguments and learned citations; she changes the balance of power and sets an example for her female readers].
Source: Neuphilologische Mitteilungen , 98., 4 ( 1997):  Pages 415 - 426.
Year of Publication: 1997.

17. Record Number: 2545
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : Make Me a Match: Motifs of Betrothal in the Sagas of the Icelanders [discusses the desirable characteristics for husbands and wives and the particular cases of only daughters and widows].
Source: Scandinavian Studies , 69., 3 (Summer 1997):  Pages 296 - 319.
Year of Publication: 1997.

18. Record Number: 20790
Author(s): Burrell, Margaret
Contributor(s):
Title : The Specular Heroine: Self-Creation Versus Silence in Le Pelerinage de Charlemagne and Erec et Enide
Source: Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies , 15., 1 ( 1997):  Pages 83 - 99.
Year of Publication: 1997.

19. Record Number: 2462
Author(s): McGregor, Francine.
Contributor(s):
Title : What of Dorigen? Agency and Ambivalence in the "Franklin's Tale"
Source: Chaucer Review , 31., 4 ( 1997):  Pages 365 - 378.
Year of Publication: 1997.

20. Record Number: 2282
Author(s): Vinson, M. P.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Empress Theodora and the Cult of Domesticity in Byzantine Hagiography
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 22., ( 1996):  Pages 70
Year of Publication: 1996.

21. Record Number: 4628
Author(s): Masse, Marie-Sophie.
Contributor(s):
Title : Mariage et adultere dans les "Maeren" de Heinrich Kaufringer [The author argues that Kaufringer explores the notion of "trewe," faithfulness, in stories that mix both humor and horrific revenge].
Source: Sex, Love and Marriage in Medieval Literature and Reality: Thematische Beiträge im Rahmen des 31th [sic] International Congress on Medieval Studies an der Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo-USA) 8.-12. Mai 1996.   Edited by Danielle Buschinger and Wolfgang Spiewok WODAN Bd. 69. Serie 3 Tagungsbände und Sammelschriften Actes de Colloques et Ouvrages Collectifs, 40.   Reineke-Verlag, 1996. Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 22., ( 1996):  Pages 47 - 52.
Year of Publication: 1996.

22. Record Number: 869
Author(s): Raybin, David.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Death of a Silent Woman: Voice and Power in Chaucer's Manciple's Tale [Phebus's wife is compared to the crow; both are unnaturally caged and seek their freedom].
Source: JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic Philology , 95., 1 (Jan. 1996):  Pages 19 - 37.
Year of Publication: 1996.

23. Record Number: 1623
Author(s): Elliott, Dyan.
Contributor(s):
Title : Bernardino of Siena Versus the Marriage Debt [argues that Bernardino questioned the assumption of equality in the marriage debt and recognized female spirituality as a legitimate reason for women to refuse sex with their husbands].
Source: Desire and Discipline: Sex and Sexuality in the Premodern West.   Edited by Jacqueline Murray and Konrad Eisenbichler .   University of Toronto Press, 1996. JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic Philology , 95., 1 (Jan. 1996):  Pages 168 - 200.
Year of Publication: 1996.

24. Record Number: 1564
Author(s): McCash, June Hall.
Contributor(s):
Title : Images of Women in the "Lais" of Marie de France
Source: Medieval Perspectives , 11., ( 1996):  Pages 96 - 112. Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association
Year of Publication: 1996.

25. Record Number: 1629
Author(s): Hovland, Deborah.
Contributor(s):
Title : A Woman's Place is in the Home: Gender and Staging in the Early French Trickster Farce
Source: Romance Languages Annual , 8., ( 1996):  Pages 41 - 45.
Year of Publication: 1996.

26. Record Number: 669
Author(s): Neville, Grace.
Contributor(s):
Title : Short Shrouds and Sharp Shrews: Echoes of Jacques de Vitry in the "Dánta Grádha" [exemplum about the wife who skimps on her husband's funeral].
Source: The Fragility of Her Sex?: Medieval Irishwomen in Their European Context.   Edited by Christine Meek and Katherine Simms .   Four Courts Press, 1996. Romance Languages Annual , 8., ( 1996):  Pages 87 - 100.
Year of Publication: 1996.

27. Record Number: 1769
Author(s): Brumlik, Joan.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Lyric "Malmariée" : Marie's Subtext in "Guigemar" ["chansons de malmariée," "chansons de toile," and pastourelles, in which unhappily married women long for lovers, serve as models for the heroine in "Guigemar"].
Source: Romance Quarterly , 43., 2 (Spring 1996):  Pages 67 - 80.
Year of Publication: 1996.

28. Record Number: 1562
Author(s): Hanawalt, Barbara A.
Contributor(s):
Title : Separation Anxieties in Late Medieval London: Gender in "The Wright's Chaste Wife" [includes a discussion of historical instances in which wives coped with their husbands' long absences].
Source: Medieval Perspectives , 11., ( 1996):  Pages 23 - 41. Also reprinted in "Of Good and Ill Repute": Gender and Social Control in Medieval England. Barbara A. Hanawalt. Oxford University Press, 1998. 88-103 Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association
Year of Publication: 1996.

29. Record Number: 7
Author(s): Edwards, Robert R.
Contributor(s):
Title : Some Pious Talk About Marriage: Two Speeches from the Canterbury Tales [Franklin's Tale and Merchant's Tale].
Source: Matrons and Marginal Women in Medieval Society.   Edited by Robert R. Edwards and Vickie Ziegler .   Boydell Press, 1995. Tenso , 11., 1 (Fall 1995):  Pages 111 - 127. A portion of this essay is taken from Edwards's article published in Speculum (Full Text via JSTOR) 66 (1991): 342-367. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

30. Record Number: 450
Author(s): Olson, Glending.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Marital Dilemma in the Wife of Bath's Tale: An Unnoticed Analogue and Its Chaucerian Court Context [Balade 806 ("Lequel vault mieulx a jeune chevalier") by Eustache Deschamps].
Source: English Language Notes , 33., 1 (Sept. 1995):  Pages 1 - 7.
Year of Publication: 1995.

31. Record Number: 420
Author(s): Van Dyke, Carolynn.
Contributor(s):
Title : Clerk's and Franklin's Subjected Subjects [individual agency of Dorigen and Griselda].
Source: Studies in the Age of Chaucer , 17., ( 1995):  Pages 45 - 68.
Year of Publication: 1995.

32. Record Number: 407
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : Saints, Wives, and Other "Hooly Thynges": Pious Laywomen in Middle English Romance
Source: Chaucer Yearbook , 2., ( 1995):  Pages 137 - 154. Ed. by Jean Host and Michael N. Salda. D.S. Brewer
Year of Publication: 1995.

33. Record Number: 1485
Author(s): Dickey, Constance L.
Contributor(s):
Title : Deceit, Desire, Distance, and Polysemy in "Flamenca"
Source: Tenso , 11., 1 (Fall 1995):  Pages 10 - 37.
Year of Publication: 1995.

34. Record Number: 1490
Author(s): Knickerbocker, Dale F.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Legend of the "Siete Infantes de Lara" and the Problem of "Antifeminismo" [the figures of Lambra and Sancha oppose evil with good; Lambra transgresses the social order with her sexual aggressiveness and usurpation of authority while Sancha supports the patriarchal order as a faithful wife and self-sacrificing mother who only assumes control in the absence of men].
Source: Corónica , 23., 1 (Fall 1994):  Pages 12 - 22.
Year of Publication: 1994.

35. Record Number: 2552
Author(s): Bohler, Danielle.
Contributor(s):
Title : L'Invective sexuelle dans les fabliaux
Source: Atalaya: Revue française d'études médiévales hispaniques , 5., (automne-hiver 1994):  Pages 221 - 230.
Year of Publication: 1994.

36. Record Number: 8481
Author(s): Chinca, Mark.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Body in Some Middle High German "Mären": Taming and Maiming [The author examines a number of German "mären," falbiau-like stories, in which wives exert mastery over their husbands, sometimes injuring them in a humiliating fashion. The author argues that the stories are addressed to a male audience who consider women peripheral but are bothered by female involvement in what they consider to be male-only activities. The treatment of the body in the "mären" is a code to express men's centrality and women's place at the social margin. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Framing Medieval Bodies.   Edited by Sarah Kay and Miri Rubin .   Manchester University Press, 1994. Atalaya: Revue française d'études médiévales hispaniques , 5., (automne-hiver 1994):  Pages 187 - 210.
Year of Publication: 1994.

37. Record Number: 6404
Author(s): Predelli, Maria Bendinelli.
Contributor(s):
Title : La situazione iniziale nel "Cantare di Madonna Elena" [the test of a woman's chastity after her husband has boasted of it, is a motif shared by the "Cantare di Madonna Elena" with several other medieval literary works].
Source: Medioevo Romanzo , 18., ( 1993):  Pages 91 - 103.
Year of Publication: 1993.

38. Record Number: 10293
Author(s): Leland, Blake.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Mothers of the Believers in the Hadith [The article discusses the medieval Hadith on the Prophet's wives within the context of historical responses to it. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Muslim World , 82., 40180 (January-April 1992):  Pages 1 - 36.
Year of Publication: 1992.

39. Record Number: 10010
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : The advice of wives in three Middle English romances: "The King of Tars,""Sir Cleges," and "Athelston" [The author analyzes three Middle English romances in which wives give "good" advice to their husbands. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Perspectives , 7., ( 1992):  Pages 44 - 52.
Year of Publication: 1992.

40. Record Number: 10758
Author(s): Bunt, Gerrit H.V.
Contributor(s):
Title : A Wife There Was for Alexander the Great [The author briefly surveys the female characters in medieval English literature dealing with Alexander the Great. Several texts mention his wife Roxane and her efforts to save him from suicide. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A Wyf Ther Was: Essays in Honour of Paule Mertens-Fonck.   Edited by Juliette Dor .   English Department, University of Liège, 1992. Medieval Perspectives , 7., ( 1992):  Pages 41 - 48.
Year of Publication: 1992.

41. Record Number: 10767
Author(s): Evans, Ruth.
Contributor(s):
Title : Feminist Re-Enactments: Gender and the Towneley "Vxor Noe"
Source: A Wyf Ther Was: Essays in Honour of Paule Mertens-Fonck.   Edited by Juliette Dor .   English Department, University of Liège, 1992. Medieval Perspectives , 7., ( 1992):  Pages 141 - 154.
Year of Publication: 1992.

42. Record Number: 8628
Author(s): Billy, Dennis J.
Contributor(s):
Title : Translatio fontis et passio martyris: Narrative Diptych in Hrotsvitha's "Gongolfus" [Hrotsvitha wrote a short hagiographical poem about the life and miracles of Saint Gongolf, the patron of cuckolded husbands. Gongolf was a saintly warrior who performed miracles including ones that revealed the guilt of his adulterous wife. Hrotsvitha emphasizes the power of faith in her text. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Germanic Notes , 22., 40241 ( 1991):  Pages 67 - 71.
Year of Publication: 1991.

43. Record Number: 10688
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : The Wife of Bath and the Revelour: Power Struggles and Failure in a Marriage of Peers [The Wife of Bath’s fourth marriage differs from her previous ones in one major respect: the fourth husband is her equal in terms of financial and social status, age, and temperament. The Wife’s uncharacteristic silence about her fourth husband and any disputes they may have had in marriage suggests that neither spouse fully dominated in the relationship. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Perspectives , 6., ( 1991):  Pages 154 - 161.
Year of Publication: 1991.

44. Record Number: 11079
Author(s): Finnegan, Robert Emmett.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Wife's Dead Child and Friar John: Parallels and Oppositions in the "Summoner's Tale" [The author suggests that the wife's dead child in the "Summoner’s Tale" may be a product of her affair with Friar John, in which case the child serves as a symbol for the Friar's spiritual condition. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Neuphilologische Mitteilungen , 92., 4 ( 1991):  Pages 457 - 462.
Year of Publication: 1991.

45. Record Number: 11821
Author(s): Green, Richard Firth.
Contributor(s):
Title : An Analogue to the "Marital Dilemma" in the Wife of Bath's Tale [The problem facing the husband at the end of this poem (the choice between an old and faithful wife or a beautiful and potentially fickle one) has an analogue in a later French poem, "Les deux maris et leurs deux femmes." The French poem derives the marital problem from the tradition of Latin rhetoric and debate. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Language Notes , 28., 4 (June 1991):  Pages 9 - 12.
Year of Publication: 1991.

46. Record Number: 12807
Author(s): Balliet, Gay L.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Wife in Chaucer's "Reeve's Tale": Siren of Sweet Vengeance [The author analyzes the episode in which the miller’s wife attempts to strike him in order to take revenge for the wrongs he has done her. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Language Notes , 28., 1 ( 1990):  Pages 1 - 6.
Year of Publication: 1990.

47. Record Number: 289
Author(s): Rieger, Dietmar.
Contributor(s):
Title : Fiction littéraire et violence: le cas de la "Fille du Comte de Pontieu"
Source: Romania , 113., 40180 ( ):  Pages 92 - 117.
Year of Publication: