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1. Record Number: 29056
Author(s): Burger, Glenn
Title : In the Merchant's Bedchamber
Source: Thresholds of Medieval Visual Culture: Liminal Spaces.   Edited by Elina Gertsman and Jill Stevenson .   Boydell Press, 2012.  Pages 239 - 259.
Year of Publication: 2012.

2. Record Number: 12606
Author(s): Starkey, Kathryn.
Title : “Tristan” Slippers: An Image of Adultery or a Symbol of Marriage? [Leather slippers decorated with iconography apparently representing the adulterous courtly couple Tristan and Isolde were popular in the urban centers of the Low Countries, and these shoes were perhaps given as bridal gifts or in betrothal ceremonies. Although the image of an adulterous couple may not seem appropriate for shoes associated with marriage, other iconography on the slippers (such as an orchard, falcon, chessboard, and literary inscriptions) and contemporary Dutch literature about the Tristan story indicate that the urban public was reappropriating elements of courtly culture. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Fabrications: Dress, Textiles, Clothwork, and Other Cultural Imaginings.   Edited by E. Jane Burns .   Palgrave, 2004.  Pages 35 - 53.
Year of Publication: 2004.

3. Record Number: 6925
Author(s): Ashley, Kathleen.
Title : The "Miroir des bonnes Femmes": Not for Women Only? ["To read the 'Miroir des bonnes femmes' as relating only to women, therefore, would be to misunderstand its role in the formation of new ideologies during the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries. The conjunction of female-based rhetoric, familial identities, and the promise of social advancement through proper conduct marks the first stage of a distinctive bourgeois ideology that will be fully articulated and culturally dominant by the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Despite the assumption, perhaps, on the part of conduct book owners that they are justifying a claim to 'noble' rank, it is in bourgeois culture that female honor is made the symbolic basis of a family's social reputation. As they cultivated that reputation and fostered a process of social advancement, fathers as well as their daughters therefore had a vital interest in owning conduct texts addressed to women." p. 102].
Source: Medieval Conduct.   Edited by Kathleen Ashley and Robert L. A. Clark .   Medieval Cultures, Volume 29. University of Minnesota Press, 2001.  Pages 86 - 105.
Year of Publication: 2001.

4. Record Number: 3768
Author(s): Haas, Louis.
Title : Women and Politics in the Urban Milieu [The author argues that women were excluded from urban political life because they could not contribute the required military service; they did, however, act informally and privately to influence politics].
Source: Women in Medieval Western European Culture.   Edited by Linda E. Mitchell .   Garland Publishing, 1999.  Pages 221 - 235.
Year of Publication: 1999.

5. Record Number: 3106
Author(s): Ashley, Kathleen.
Title : Historicizing Margery: "The Book of Margery Kempe" as Social Text [Reprinted in The Book of Margery Kempe: A New Translation, Contexts, Criticism. Edited by Lynn Staley. A Norton Critial Edition. W. W. Norton, 2001. Pages 264-276.]
Source: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies , 28., 2 (Spring 1998):  Pages 371 - 388.
Year of Publication: 1998.

6. Record Number: 11215
Author(s): Winstead, Karen A.
Title : Piety, Politics, and Social Commitment in Capgrave’s "Life of St. Katherine" [Capgrave radically changes old conventions of sacred biographies by creating a new saint’s life. Interested in political, historical, and personal frameworks for martyrdom, Capgrave explores the saint’s limitations as a human and examines how her earth-bound social status affects her public involvement in the secular world. This worldly shift in the representation of the female martyr protagonist reflects the poet’s need to appeal to bourgeois women who were the primary audience for saint’s lives and pious tales. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medievalia et Humanistica , 17., ( 1991):  Pages 59 - 80.
Year of Publication: 1991.

7. Record Number: 11226
Title : Some Parallels in the Education of Medieval Jewish Women and Christian Women [An abstract precedes this essay in the journal.]
Source: Jewish History , 5., 1 (Spring 1991):  Pages 41 - 51.
Year of Publication: 1991.