Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 11754
Author(s): Blanton, Virginia.
Title : Ely's St. Æthelthryth: The Shrine's Enclosure of the Female Body as Symbol for the Inviolability of Monastic Space [The author argues that the monks at Ely used hagiographies and historical accounts to present the saint and her monastery in as strong a position as possible. The monks identify with the holy female body, emphasizing that as Æthelthryth's body is intact so the lands and properties of the monastery must not be violently seized. After the Norman conquest, William sent Norman monks to Ely. They, however, also wanted to defend the house's privileges, and the writings took on a new image for the saint. She is a warrior woman (a virago or virile woman) who confronts those wrongly holding the monastery's properties. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Women's Space: Patronage, Place, and Gender in the Medieval Church.   Edited by Virginia Chieffo Raguin and Sarah Stanbury .   State University of New York Press, 2005.  Pages 47 - 73.
Year of Publication: 2005.

2. Record Number: 10726
Author(s): Starr-LeBeau, Gretchen D.
Title : Writing (for) Her Life: "Judeo-Conversas" in Early Modern Spain [Hispano-Jewish women and Hispano-Jewish women converts to Christianity have left dictated confessions and testimony for the Holy Office of the Inquisition at the shrine site of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Western Spain. Starr-LeBeau argues that these women used a variety of strategies to try to protect themselves and their families, relying on female friends, relatives, and fellow prisoners for advice. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Women, Texts, and Authority in the Early Modern Spanish World.   Edited by Marta V. Vicente and Luis R. Corteguera .   Ashgate, 2003.  Pages 56 - 72.
Year of Publication: 2003.

3. Record Number: 10457
Author(s): Blanton-Whetsell, Virginia.
Title : Tota integra, tota incorrupta: The Shrine of St. Aethelthryth as Symbol of Monastic Autonomy [The author examines the "Liber Eliensis," a Latin compilation of charters, deeds, and other documents chronicling the history of Saint Etheldreda, her shrine, and the male monastery on the island of Ely. Norman monks were introduced to Ely by William the Conqueror, but they identified with their protective saint against both royal and episcopal interests. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 32, 2 (Spring 2002): 227-267. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

4. Record Number: 8422
Author(s): Rico Camps, Daniel.
Title : A Shrine in its Setting: San Vicente de Ávila [As a part of this article the author briefly describes (pp. 67-68) the shrine of Saint Vincent's two sisters, Sabina and Cristeta, who were martyred along with him. The author argues that the shrine was constructed at the same time as St. Vincent's more imposing tomb in the late twelfth century. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Decorations for the holy dead: visual embellishments on tombs and shrines of saints.   Edited by Stephen Lamia and Elizabeth Valdez del Álamo International Medieval Research .   Brepols, 2002.  Pages 57 - 76.
Year of Publication: 2002.

5. Record Number: 8424
Author(s): Español, Francesca.
Title : The Sepulchre of Saint Juliana in the Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar [The author argues that the reliefs of St. Juliana, the Virgin and Child, Christ in Majesty, and apostles all originally decorated a monumental sepulchre of the martyr Saint Juliana in the latter half of the twelfth century. In the fifteenth century Bishop Alonso de Cartagena translated her relics to an altar and remodelled the now-empty tomb to take up less space. Perhaps local devotion required the continued presence of the tomb. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Decorations for the holy dead: visual embellishments on tombs and shrines of saints.   Edited by Stephen Lamia and Elizabeth Valdez del Álamo International Medieval Research .   Brepols, 2002.  Pages 191 - 218.
Year of Publication: 2002.

6. Record Number: 8631
Author(s): Moody, D. Branch.
Title : Healing Power in the Marian Miracle Books of Bavarian Healing Shrines, 1489-1523 A.D [The author looks at the representations of healing in several early printed books of miracles, all based on a group of events at Bavarian shrines dedicated to the Virgin. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences , 47., 1 (January 1992):  Pages 68 - 90.
Year of Publication: 1992.

7. Record Number: 6460
Author(s): Nardi, Carlo.
Title : La "Leggenda riccardiana" di Santa Maria all' Impruneta: un anonimo oppositore del pievano Stefano alla fine del Trecento? [The image of Mary at Santa Maria all' Impruneta came to be attributed to Saint Luke; foundation of the shrine was dated by the "Leggenda" to the reign of Pope Urban II with an image created by a painter named "Luca;" the "Leggenda" gives an unusually accurate description of the image of the Virgin and Child, and it reuses earlier material in its discussion of the history of the shrine; the text also reflects the eventual displacement of other local patrons by the Buondelmonte family; the article concludes with three transcriptions from the "Storia di Santa Maria dell' Impruneta"].
Source: Archivio Storico Italiano , 149., ( 1991):  Pages 503 - 551.
Year of Publication: 1991.

8. Record Number: 12753
Author(s): Butler, Lawrence and James Graham-Campbell
Title : A Lost Reliquary Casket from Gwytherin, North Wales [The Church of Saint Winifrid at Gwytherin in North Wales once possessed a richly decorated casket containing the relics of the martyred virgin Saint Winifred (also known as Gwenfrewi or Winefride) of Wales. A drawing of the casket attributed to Edward Lluyd suggests that Winifred’s reliquary was probably produced in the eight or early ninth century and it was influenced by Anglo-Saxon and Irish decorative styles. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Antiquaries Journal , 70., 1 ( 1990):  Pages 40 - 48.
Year of Publication: 1990.