Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 11817
Title : Cantigas d'escarnho and "serranillas": The Allegory of Careless Love [Sexually explicit texts that parodied literary works of courtly poets (like Bernart de Ventadorn) or obscene poems that satirized medical texts could serve legitimate purposes. Obscene literature participated in an interpretive network alongside other types of texts. Whether directly or indirectly (through allegory, allusion, or double entendre), these texts commented upon or critiqued the themes of more prestigious genres like courtly literature. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies , 68., 2 (April 1991):  Pages 247 - 263.
Year of Publication: 1991.

2. Record Number: 12692
Author(s): Kaske, R. E.
Title : Amnon and Thamar on a Misericord in a Hereford Cathedral [Although the majority of misericords appear to depict secular scenes, one misericord in the Hereford Cathedral may in fact depict a Biblical scene: the episode of Amnon and Thamar (here, Amnon makes advances toward his half-sister Thamar just before he rapes her). Rather than being too unsuitable or obscure for an appearance on a misericord, this episode of rape and incest was well known and often moralized by medieval commentators. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Traditio , 45., ( 1990):  Pages 1 - 10.
Year of Publication: 1990.

3. Record Number: 12731
Author(s): Giladi, Avner.
Title : Some Observations on Infanticide in Medieval Muslim Society [Infanticide was a recognized practice in Arabia before the emergence of Islam, and although Muhammed denounced the practice in the Qu'ran, evidence from Qu'anic commentaries and hadith literature indicate that it persisted (even in post-Islamic Arabia) as a family planning strategy. For instance, a family under extreme economic pressure might allow an infant (especially a girl) to die soon after birth. Although Arab polytheists may have willingly sacrificed children (especially males, who were deemed most precious), Muslims viewed boys and girls as equals and on the whole rejected infanticide. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: International Journal of Middle East Studies , 22., 2 (May 1990):  Pages 185 - 200.
Year of Publication: 1990.