Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7648
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sekules , Veronica.
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  • Title: Spinning Yarns: Clean Linen and Domestic Values in Late Medieval French Culture [the author argues that linen was an important responsibility for the housewife, whether bourgeois or aristocratic; linen was associated with cleanliness, health, and domestic ease; the author uses as evidence the household inventory of Jeanne de Chastel (1347), widow of Raoul de Presles, clerk to the king, and the inventory of Marguerite de Rohan (1497), countess of Angoulême].
  • Source: The Material Culture of Sex, Procreation, and Marriage in Premodern Europe.  Edited by Anne L. McClanan and Karen Rosoff Encarnación.  Palgrave, 2002.  Pages 79 - 91.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Households- Accounts Linen Material Culture Textiles Wives
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of East Anglia, Norwich
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312240015
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