Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 45569
Author(s): Kekaumenos, , and Grigori Simeonov ,
Title : Matchmakers Visit the Homes of Their Customers
Source: Mobility and Migration in Byzantium: A Sourcebook.   Edited by Claudia Rapp and Johannes Preiser-Kapeller .   V&R unipress, Vienna University Press, 2023.  Pages 317 - 318. The text is from Consilia et Narrationes. Greek text (digitally) edited and trans. by Charlotte Roueché, online 2013: https://ancientwisdoms.ac.uk/library/keka umenos-consilia-et-narrationes/index.html. Translation modified by Dirk Krausmüller. The book is available open access at: https://www.vr-elibrary.de/doi/pdf/10.14220/9783737013413
Year of Publication: 2023.

2. Record Number: 28351
Contributor(s): Gallagher, Eric James, translator
Title : Geoffrey de Say and Alina his wife claim against Alexander de Vallibus the advowson of the church of Cringlefor… [Item 153 from Cattishall is the first of several pleas in which Alina tried to recover her dower from a previous marriage to Hubert de Vallibus. See related items 475, 526, 727, and 1038. In these cases Alina did not recover any land, but Eric Gallagher cites evidence from the “Curia Regis” rolls that Alina and Geoffrey did win one plea eventually (p. xliii). Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: The Civil Pleas of the Suffolk Eyre of 1240.   Edited by Eric James Gallagher Suffolk Records Society, 52.   Boydell Press , 2009.  Pages 21 - 21.
Year of Publication: 2009.

3. Record Number: 13629
Author(s): Butler, Sara M.
Title : Maintenance Agreements and Male Responsibility in Late Medieval England [The author examines cases brought by separated wives asking for support before both royal and ecclesiastical courts. Although there was no one single pattern for alimony, courts generally sought equity in the couples' financial arrangements. However, the courts had difficulty forcing angry or estranged husbands to pay the decreed amounts to their wives. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Boundaries of the Law: Geography, Gender, and Jurisdiction in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.   Edited by Anthony Musson .   Ashgate, 2005.  Pages 67 - 83.
Year of Publication: 2005.

4. Record Number: 14142
Title : The Dilemma of the Widow of Property for Late Medieval London [The author argues that wealthy widows, with both capital and property, served as conduits of wealth. Widows tended to remarry within the same social group to which their previous husbands had belonged, strengthening guild and status solidarities. Title n
Source: The Medieval Marriage Scene: Prudence, Passion, Policy.   Edited by Sherry Roush and Cristelle L. Baskins .   Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005.  Pages 135 - 146.
Year of Publication: 2005.

5. Record Number: 8708
Author(s): Kenny, Gillian.
Title : The Power of Dower: The Importance of Dower in the Lives of Medieval Women in Ireland [The author argues that the financial resources made available to widows from their dowers transformed their lives. They took over many of their husbands' roles including bringing suits in court and donating to local religious institutions. Both the widows and their heirs sometimes had difficulties accustoming themselves to the changes in power. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women: Pawns or Players?   Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless .   Four Courts Press, 2003.  Pages 59 - 74.
Year of Publication: 2003.

6. Record Number: 6184
Author(s): Crawford, Anne.
Title : The Queen's Council in the Middle Ages [the author traces the evidence available for the queen's council, looking at its judicial, administrative, and advisory functions; queens whose councils are discussed in some detail include Eleanor of Provence, Eleanor of Castile, Philippa of Hainault, Margaret of Anjou, and Elizabeth Woodville].
Source: English Historical Review , 116., 469 (November 2001):  Pages 1193 - 1211.
Year of Publication: 2001.

7. Record Number: 16570
Author(s): Wilkinson, Louise.
Title : Pawn and Political Player: Observations on the Life of a Thirteenth-Century Countess
Source: Historical Research , 73., 181 (June 2000):  Pages 105 - 123.
Year of Publication: 2000.

8. Record Number: 4621
Author(s): Klein, Elka
Title : The Widow's Portion: Law, Custom, and Marital Property among Medieval Catalan Jews
Source: Viator , 31., ( 2000):  Pages 147 - 163.
Year of Publication: 2000.

9. Record Number: 3778
Author(s): Evergates, Theodore.
Title : Aristocratic Women in the County of Champagne [The author explores three roles of noble women in Champagne: as countesses, as married women, and as nuns].
Source: Aristocratic Women in Medieval France.   Edited by Theodore Evergates .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Viator , 31., ( 2000):  Pages 74 - 110.
Year of Publication: 1999.

10. Record Number: 4758
Author(s): Cavallo, Sandra and Lyndan Warner
Title : Part One Defining Widowhood: Introduction [brief overview of relevant topics including stereotypes, remarriage, inheritance, children, the Church, and loneliness and poverty].
Source: Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.   Edited by Sandra Cavallo and Lyndan Warner .   Women and Men in History. Longman, 1999. Viator , 31., ( 2000):  Pages 3 - 23.
Year of Publication: 1999.

11. Record Number: 4759
Author(s): Crick, Julia.
Title : Men, Women, and Widows: Widowhood in Pre-Conquest England [the author argues that the Christian idea of monogamous marriage did not change habits of concubinage in Anglo-Saxon England; therefore, "widow" was a term used by the Church only for certain specific cases, not for all the women that we would consider widows].
Source: Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.   Edited by Sandra Cavallo and Lyndan Warner .   Women and Men in History. Longman, 1999. Viator , 31., ( 2000):  Pages 24 - 36.
Year of Publication: 1999.

12. Record Number: 1572
Author(s): Johns, Susan.
Title : The Wives and Widows of the Earls of Chester, 1100-1252: The Charter Evidence [focuses on their power to make land transactions, particularly in support of the Church].
Source: The Haskins Society Journal , 7., ( 1995):  Pages 117 - 132.
Year of Publication: 1995.

13. Record Number: 1844
Author(s): Nelson, Janet L.
Title : The Wary Widow [case study of the will of Erkanfrida, widow of a minor noble man and a "deo sacrata," a woman consecrated to God in her widowhood; the author includes an English translation of the will and an appendix gives the Latin text of the will from Wampach's "Urkunden- und Quellenbuch zur Geschichte der altluxemburgischen Territorien," Reprinted in Courts, Elites, and Gendered Power in the Early Middle Ages: Charlemagne and Others. By Janet L. Nelson. Ashgate Variorum, 2007. Article 2. Pages 87-90].
Source: Property and Power in the Early Middle Ages.   Edited by Wendy Davies and Paul Fouracre .   Cambridge University Press, 1995. The Haskins Society Journal , 7., ( 1995):  Pages 82 - 113. Reprinted in Courts, Elites, and Gendered Power in the Early Middle Ages: Charlemagne and Others. By Janet L. Nelson. Ashgate Variorum, 2007. Article 2.
Year of Publication: 1995.

14. Record Number: 442
Author(s): Wogan- Browne, Jocelyn.
Title : Rerouting the Dower: The Anglo- Norman Life of St. Audrey by Marie (of Chatteris?) [St. Audrey (Latin: Etheldreda) was a 7th century queen of Northumbria, a twice married virgin, and a monastic foundress].
Source: Power of the Weak: Studies on Medieval Women. A selection of a papers presented at the annual conference of the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Feb. 1990.   Edited by Jennifer Carpenter and Sally- Beth MacLean .   University of Illinois Press, 1995. Viator , 31., ( 2000):  Pages 27 - 56.
Year of Publication: 1995.

15. Record Number: 12603
Author(s): Reynolds, Philip Lyndon.
Title : The Dotal Charter as Theological Charter [The author analyzes four dotal charters from a printed collection in the "Monumenta Germaniae Historica" entitled "Formulae Merowingici et Karolini Aevi." Rather than simply record the bridegrooms' promised gifts, they include small theological treatises on the sanctity of marriage. They draw on liturgical sources to explain important events in sacred history including Eve's creation as a help to Adam and Christ's miracle at the marriage in Cana. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Recherches de Théologie ancienne et médiévale , 61., ( 1994):  Pages 54 - 68.
Year of Publication: 1994.

16. Record Number: 5365
Author(s): Hanawalt, Barbara
Title : La Debolezza del lignaggio. Vedove, Orfani e Corporazioni nella Londra Tardo Medievale [in cities like London, status depended at least as much on wealth as on birth; in this context a widow's dower could transfer substantial capital from the family of her first to that of the second husband; outside London that effect was moderated by giving the late husband's family guardianship of his minor children, but this was not true in England's metropolis, giving the widow more economic power; widows, however, sometimes had to sue to obtain their dower; this ability to remarry, taking the dower with her, undermined patrilinear descent of wealth; but most widows married within the same guild, keeping resources concentrated in the same economic group].
Source: Quaderni Storici , 2 (agosto 1994):  Pages 463 - 481.
Year of Publication: 1994.

17. Record Number: 11169
Author(s): Garcia Herrero, Maria del Carmen.
Title : Viudedad foral y viudas aragonesas a finales de la edad media [The author examines notarial documents concerning widows' rights to their husbands' estates. The documents date from the fifteenth century and come from Zaragoza, Huesca, Teruel, Calatayud, and Daroca in Aragon. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Hispania: Revista Española de Historia , 2 (mayo-agosto 1993):  Pages 431 - 450.
Year of Publication: 1993.

18. Record Number: 8573
Author(s): Hanawalt, Barbara A.
Title : The Widow's Mite: Provisions for Medieval London Widows [The author uses London plea roles and wills to examine the extent to which widows were able to recover their dowers, and suggests that widows actively participated in medieval law courts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Upon My Husband's Death: Widows in the Literature and Histories of Medieval Europe.   Edited by Louise Mirrer Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Civilization .   University of Michigan Press, 1992. Hispania: Revista Española de Historia , 2 (mayo-agosto 1993):  Pages 21 - 45.
Year of Publication: 1992.