Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 28800
Author(s): Mews, Constant J.
Title : The "Speculum dominarum" ("Miroir des dames") and Transformations of the Literature of Instruction for Women in the Early Fourteenth Century [The author analyzes the "Speculum dominarum," a treatise written by Durand de Champagne for Joanne de Navarre, wife of Philip IV and queen of France 1285-1305. The text was later translated into French and remained widely read into the sixteenth century. Mews argues that the text "marks a significant shift in the character of religious writing for women, in moving away from a purely interior focus to one that combines spiritual advice with ethical discussion, of a sort traditionally conducted in a scholastic milieu and addressed only to men." (p. 14).
Source: Virtue Ethics for Women 1250-1500.   Edited by Karen Green and Constant J. Mews .   Springer, 2011.  Pages 13 - 30.
Year of Publication: 2011.

2. Record Number: 29199
Author(s): O'Brien, Emily,
Title : Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini's Chrysis: Prurient Pastime--or Something More? [The Chrysis by Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini is less a play than a critique of contemporary ethical ideas. The characters in the play make pronouncements about their values, but they act the opposite as lust overcomes reason. Piccolomini's critique of rational ethics is akin to the philosophical opinions of Lorenzo Valla, who taught a philosophical epicureanism far from mere hedonism. Both men thought many philosophers also acted contrary to their teachings. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: MLN: Modern Language Notes , 124., 1 ( 2009):  Pages 111 - 136.
Year of Publication: 2009.

3. Record Number: 9180
Author(s): Holmes, Olivia.
Title : Dante's Two Beloveds: Ethics as Erotic Choice [The author explores the pattern of two competing but almost identical female archetypes as love objects in Dante's writings (particularly in the "Convivio" and the "Commedia"). In certain respects the women are rivals and represent the sacred versus the profane. In some cases they can also be read as stages in ethical development with the first female as precursor and the second as fulfillment. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Annali d'Italianistica , 19., ( 2001):  Pages 25 - 50.
Year of Publication: 2001.

4. Record Number: 1080
Author(s): Green, Karen.
Title : Christine de Pisan and Thomas Hobbes [differing political philosophies and moral psychologies; Christine advocates a maternalist ethic of caring and responsibility].
Source: Hypatia's Daughters: Fifteen Hundred Years of Women Philosophers.   Edited by Linda Lopez McAlister .   Indiana University Press, 1996. Annali d'Italianistica , 19., ( 2001):  Pages 48 - 67. [originally published in Philosophical Quarterly 44 (Oct. 1994): 456-475].
Year of Publication: 1996.

5. Record Number: 1079
Author(s): Nye, Andrea.
Title : A Woman's Thought or a Man's Discipline? The Letters of Abelard and Heloise [contrasts the views of Heloise and Abelard on love, sexuality, ethics, logic, and universals].
Source: Hypatia's Daughters: Fifteen Hundred Years of Women Philosophers.   Edited by Linda Lopez McAlister .   Indiana University Press, 1996. Annali d'Italianistica , 19., ( 2001):  Pages 25 - 47. [originally published in Hypatia 7, 3 (Summer 1992): 1-22
Year of Publication: 1996.

6. Record Number: 10369
Author(s): McLeod, Glenda.
Title : Poetics and Antimisogynist Polemics in Christine de Pizan’s "Le Livre de la Cite des Dames" [The author explores the central role of morality and ethics in Christine’s work. The “Livre” is a work of generic and allegorical sophistication. In this text, Christine adapts some of the structures and rhetorical conventions of scholasticism in order to attack literary misogyny. The author compares the literary strategies used in Christine’s work to the allegorical procedures used by scholastic thinkers. 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. Annali d'Italianistica , 19., ( 2001):  Pages 37 - 47.
Year of Publication: 1992.