Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 6746
Author(s): Seidel Menchi, Silvana
Title : The Girl and the Hourglass: Periodization of Women's Lives in Western Preindustrial Societies [The author examines various models that were used to indicate the significant ages in men's and women's lives; in the latter half of the article, the author concentrates on medieval Italian child brides, using case studies, prescriptive literature, and l
Source: Time, Space, and Women's Lives in Early Modern Europe.   Edited by Anne Jackson Schutte, Thomas Kuehn, and Silvana Seidel Menchi Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, 57.   Truman State University Press, 2001.  Pages 41 - 74.
Year of Publication: 2001.

2. Record Number: 3730
Author(s): Herlihy, David.
Title : The Natural History of Medieval Women [The author briefly discusses various biological stages and processes including life expectancy, menarche, marriage, timing of nursing and weaning, menopause, and aging].
Source: Women, Family, and Society in Medieval Europe: Historical Essays, 1978-1991.   Edited by David Herlihy .   Berghahn Books, 1995.  Pages 57 - 68. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
Year of Publication: 1995.

3. Record Number: 10519
Author(s): Thomasset, Claude.
Title : The Nature of Woman [The author provides an overview of medieval representations of women and sexuality through medical treatises (texts concerning female anatomy and physiology) and related writings by theologians and physicians. Galen’s theory that the female internal organs were the inverse of the male sexual organ was very influential, but writers developed diverse and contradictory opinions on the nature of female sex organs, the function of menstrual blood, and the process of determining the gender of a fetus during pregnancy. Writers also expressed anxiety about the ways women shared sexual knowledge with each other, how women derived pleasures from sex, and what caused various illnesses in women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A History of Women in the West. Volume 2: Silences of the Middle Ages.   Edited by Christiane Klapisch-Zuber .   Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.  Pages 43 - 69.
Year of Publication: 1992.