Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 19217
Author(s): DeLeeuw, Patricia.
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Title : Mary as Model: The Sacred Becomes Secular in Medieval Art [In this short, introductory essay for an art exhibit, the author traces the themes and representations of Mary in art across the centuries. DeLeeuw argues in part that paintings of a young, beautiful Mary in fashionable clothing served to bridge the gap between religious and secular art. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Secular Sacred: 11th-16th Century Works from the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.   Edited by Nancy Netzer .   McMullen Museum of Art, 2006.  Pages 64 - 67.
Year of Publication: 2006.

2. Record Number: 14092
Author(s): Phillips, Kim M.
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Title : Desiring Virgins: Maidens, Martyrs, and Femininity in Late Medieval England [The author explores the attractions of virgin martyr stories for young women in the audience. Phillips suggests that the treatment of sexual themes in these stories should be described as "parasexual" (borrowed from studies of Victorian bar maids), cases in which sexuality is acknowledged but is controlled. At the same time the young virgin martyrs are presented as beautiful, glamorous, and dressed in fashionable clothing; all of this was of prime interest to the young women in the audience. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Youth in the Middle Ages.   Edited by P. J. P. Goldberg and Felicity Riddy .   York Medieval Press in association with the Boydell Press, 2004.  Pages 45 - 59.
Year of Publication: 2004.

3. Record Number: 9336
Author(s): Sterling-Hellenbrand, Alexandra.
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Title : Uta and Isolde: Designing a Perfect Woman [The author argues that Gottfried von Strassburg, the creator of Isolde, and the Naumburger Meister who sculpted the statues of Uta and Reglindis not only shared a set of ideals in regard to women but also made their representations of women dynamic and interactive. The description of Isolde's dress does not emphasize color or richness of cloth but instead continuous movement that produces a performance of gender. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 70-89. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

4. Record Number: 7401
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Title : Marriage, Sexual Pleasure, and Learned Brides in the Wedding Orations of Fifteenth-Century Italy
Source: Renaissance Quarterly , 55., 2 (Summer 2002):  Pages 379 - 433.
Year of Publication: 2002.

5. Record Number: 7872
Author(s): Eichberger, Dagmar.
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Title : Close Encounters with Death: Changing Representations of Women in Renaissance Art and Literature [The author traces the changes in Dance of Death cycles with some emphasizing women's life cycle phases while others are concerned with the female body and sexuality. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Reading Texts and Images: Essays on Medieval and Renaissance Art and Patronage in Honour of Margaret M. Manion.   Edited by Bernard J. Muir .   University of Exeter Press, 2002. Renaissance Quarterly , 55., 2 (Summer 2002):  Pages 273 - 296.
Year of Publication: 2002.

6. Record Number: 9337
Author(s): Udry, Susan.
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Title : Robert de Blois and Geoffroy de la Tour Landry on Feminine Beauty: Two Late Medieval French Conduct Books for Women [The author argues that Robert de Blois and the Chevalier de la Tour Landry conceive of feminine beauty in very different ways. For Robert his chief concern is women's sociability and the ways to promote social interactions between members of varied classes. On the other hand the Chevalier is concerned that his daughters make good marriages and carry on his lineage. He warns his daughters that artificial beauty in the form of fashion and cosmetics only distorts the beauty that comes from God. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 90-102. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

7. Record Number: 10835
Author(s): Delio, Ilia.
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Title : Clare of Assisi: Beauty and Transformation
Source: Studies in Spirituality , 12., ( 2002):  Pages 68 - 81.
Year of Publication: 2002.

8. Record Number: 6051
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Title : Light as Glamor: The Luminescent Ideal of Beauty in the "Roman de la Rose"
Source: Speculum , 76., 4 (October 2001):  Pages 934 - 959.
Year of Publication: 2001.

9. Record Number: 5720
Author(s): Woods-Marsden, Joanna.
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Title : Portrait of the Lady, 1430- 1520 [the author traces the development of the patrician female ideal; portrait forms evolved very rapidly from the profile that suggested self-control and inaccessibility to the intimate frontal pose; the author argues that the change was due in part to the influence of humanism with its emphasis on the individual and subjectivity].
Source: Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's "Ginevra de'Benci" and Renaissance Portraits of Women." Catalog of an exhibition held Sept. 30, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002 at the National Gallery of Art.   Edited by David Alan Brown et al.; with contributions by Elizabeth Cropper and Eleonora Luciano. .   National Gallery of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2001. Speculum , 76., 4 (October 2001):  Pages 62 - 87.
Year of Publication: 2001.

10. Record Number: 7907
Author(s): Burns, E. Jane.
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Title : Raping Men: What's Motherhood Got to Do with It?
Source: Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.   Edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M. Rose .   The New Middle Ages Series. Palgrave, 2001. Speculum , 76., 4 (October 2001):  Pages 127 - 160.
Year of Publication: 2001.

11. Record Number: 5719
Author(s): Kirkham, Victoria.
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Title : Poetic Ideals of Love and Beauty [The author examines the themes of love and beauty in the writings of Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Poliziano, and Lorenzo de'Medici].
Source: Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's "Ginevra de'Benci" and Renaissance Portraits of Women." Catalog of an exhibition held Sept. 30, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002 at the National Gallery of Art.   Edited by David Alan Brown et al.; with contributions by Elizabeth Cropper and Eleonora Luciano. .   National Gallery of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2001. Speculum , 76., 4 (October 2001):  Pages 48 - 61.
Year of Publication: 2001.

12. Record Number: 20895
Author(s): Nardi, Eva
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Title : Bella come luna, fulgida come il sole: un appunto sulla donna nei testi bizantinii dell'XI e XII secolo [Byzantine sources added to the passive qualities ascribed to a good woman by the classics. Christian virtues like faith, beauty, and good character were described in terms of light. Beauty of form was believed, in the Platonic tradition, to reflect beauty of the soul. Annihilaation of the female ego was supposed to let the divine light shine through. Writers discussed include Michael Psellos, George Tornikis (bishop of Ephesus), Basil of Achrida, and Anna Komnena. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medioevo Greco: Rivista di Storia e Filologia Bizantina , ( 2000):  Pages 135 - 141.
Year of Publication: 2000.

13. Record Number: 5574
Author(s): Cabré, Montserrat.
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Title : From a Master to a Laywoman: A Feminine Manual of Self-Help
Source: Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam , 20., ( 2000):  Pages 371 - 393.
Year of Publication: 2000.

14. Record Number: 9055
Author(s): Vickers, Nancy J.
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Title : Diana Described: Scattered Woman and Scattered Rhyme [The author explores the connections between Laura/the goddess Diana and the poet/Actaeon. By visualizing Laura only in her perfect parts and minimizing her opportunities to speak, Petrarch affirms himself as a poet. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Feminism and Renaissance Studies.   Edited by Lorna Hutson .   Oxford Reading in Feminism series. Oxford University Press, 1999. Medioevo Greco: Rivista di Storia e Filologia Bizantina , ( 2000):  Pages 233 - 248. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
Year of Publication: 1999.

15. Record Number: 4022
Author(s): Phillips, Kim M.
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Title : Maidenhood as the Perfect Age of Woman's Life [The author explores the idea of what was the ideal age for women, drawing evidence from the "Pearl," stories of the virgin martyrs, and representations of the Virgin Mary during the Assumption and the Coronation].
Source: Young Medieval Women.   Edited by Katherine J. Lewis, Noel James Menuge, and Kim M. Phillips .   St. Martin's Press, 1999. Medioevo Greco: Rivista di Storia e Filologia Bizantina , ( 2000):  Pages 1 - 24.
Year of Publication: 1999.

16. Record Number: 2934
Author(s): Gertz, Sun Hee Kim.
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Title : Echoes and Reflections of Enigmatic Beauty in Ovid and Marie de France
Source: Speculum , 73., 2 (April 1998):  Pages 372 - 396.
Year of Publication: 1998.

17. Record Number: 5507
Author(s): McGuire, Thérèse.
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Title : Medieval Aesthetic Principles in the Works of Hildegard of Bingen
Source: Wisdom Which Encircles Circles: Papers on Hildegard of Bingen.   Edited by Audrey Ekdahl Davidson .   Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1996. Medieval Life , 5., (Summer 1996):  Pages 71 - 80.
Year of Publication: 1996.

18. Record Number: 1753
Author(s): Phillips, Kim M.
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Title : The Medieval Beauty Myth: An Aesthetics of Virginity [discusses the qualities that were most valued: slenderness, youth, virginity, and a meek and passive posture with a pulled-in chin and chest and a thrust-forward belly].
Source: Medieval Life , 5., (Summer 1996):  Pages 10 - 13.
Year of Publication: 1996.

19. Record Number: 1032
Author(s): Braekman, Martina.
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Title : How a Lover Praiseth His Lady (Bodl. MS Fairfax 16): A Middle English Courtly Poem Re- Appraised [analysis and an edition of the text].
Source: Mediaevistik , 8., ( 1995):  Pages 27 - 53.
Year of Publication: 1995.

20. Record Number: 1548
Author(s): Emmanuel, Melita.
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Title : Some Notes on the External Appearance of Ordinary Women in Byzantium: Hairstyles, Headdresses: Text and Iconography [description of hairstyles and head coverings including nets, turbans, bonnets, and head cloths].
Source: Byzantinoslavica , 56., 3 ( 1995):  Pages 769 - 778.
Year of Publication: 1995.

21. Record Number: 1550
Author(s): Garland, Lynda.
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Title : The Eye of the Beholder: Byzantine Imperial Women and Their Public Image from Zoe Porphyrogenita to Euphrosyne Kamaterissa Doukaina (1028-1203) [analysis of the image and ceremonial role of empresses and women in the royal family based primarily on historians' accounts; empresses discussed include Zoe, Theodora, Aikaterina, Eudokia Makrembolitissa, Maria of Alania, Eirene, Anna Dalassena, Piroshka-Eirene, Bertha-Eirene of Sulzbach, and Mary of Antioch].
Source: Byzantion , 64., 1 ( 1994):  Pages 19 - 39. and Byzantion: Revue Internationale des Études Byzantines 64, 2 (1994): 261-313.
Year of Publication: 1994.

22. Record Number: 10375
Author(s): Altmann, Barbara K.
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Title : Reopening the Case: Machaut’s “Jugement” Poems as a Source in Christine de Pizan [The author addresses the relationship between Christine’s debate poems and Guillaume Machaut’s “Judgment” poems (also called “dits”). Christine was highly indebted to a French lyric tradition which includes Machaut, but was skeptical of the misogynist content in his writings; thus, her poems transform this literary tradition through female speakers or viewpoints. For instance, Christine’s depiction of male beauty in the “Dit de Poissy” ironically reworks courtly conventions of female beauty. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Reinterpreting Christine de Pizan.   Edited by Earl Jeffrey Richards, Joan Williamson, Nadia Margolis, and Christine Reno .   University of Georgia Press, 1992. Byzantion , 64., 1 ( 1994):  Pages 137 - 156.
Year of Publication: 1992.

23. Record Number: 11065
Author(s): Huttar, Charles A.
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Title : Arms and the Man: The Place of Beatrice in Charles Williams’ Romantic Theology [Williams adopts Dantean themes in his twentieth-century novels and Arthurian poetry. In many of his works, female characters inspire epiphanies just as Beatrice inspired Dante (in “Paradiso” and “Vita Nuova”). Williams’ numerous allusions to the arms (or bodies) of beautiful women invoke famous near-divine feminine figures from medieval literature like Isolde and Beatrice. In both the medieval and modern texts, the woman’s physical beauty is the vehicle for the male lover’s transcendent awareness and understanding of God. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studies in Medievalism , 3., 3 (Winter 1991):  Pages 307 - 343.
Year of Publication: 1991.

24. Record Number: 11772
Author(s): Jochens, Jenny.
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Title : Before the Male Gaze: The Absence of the Female Body in Old Norse [The essay studies Old Norse descriptions of corporeal beauty, focusing in particular on the role of clothing and hair. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays.   Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury .   Garland Publishing, 1991. Studies in Medievalism , 3., 3 (Winter 1991):  Pages 3 - 29.
Year of Publication: 1991.

25. Record Number: 28766
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Title : Woman at Her Toilette (detail)
Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1d/Tunis_Bardo_mosa%C3%AFque_01.jpg/250px-Tunis_Bardo_mosa%C3%AFque_01.jpg
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26. Record Number: 31388
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Title : Byzantine Circular Pyxis
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27. Record Number: 32315
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Title : The Prioress, from the Ellesmere Chaucer
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