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1. Record Number: 3523
Author(s): Blamires, Alcuin.
Title : Caput a femina, membra a viris: Gender Polemic in Abelard's Letter "On the Authority and Dignity of the Nun's Profession [Abelard, at the request of Heloise, writes about the precedents for and the origins of female religious, emphasizing their parity, priority, exclusivity, and supremacy in a pro-feminist apology].
Source: The Tongue of the Fathers: Gender and Ideology in Twelfth-Century Latin.   Edited by David Townsend and Andrew Taylor .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.  Pages 55 - 79.
Year of Publication: 1998.