Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 11652
Author(s): Arnold, John H.
Title : The Labour of Continence: Masculinity and Clerical Virginity [The author looks at three narratives concerned in part with clerical chastity: "Jewel of the Church" by Gerald of Wales, Jacob of Voragine's "Golden Legend," and Caesarius of Heisterbach's "Dialogue on Miracles." Arnold identifies four different tropes in overcoming sexual temptations including divine intervention to remove the male saint's desire. In most cases though male chastity required vigilance and willpower because masculinity itself was flawed in its inclination toward temptation. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Virginities.   Edited by Anke Bernau, Ruth Evans, and Sarah Salih .   Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages series. University of Wales Press; University of Toronto Press, 2003.  Pages 102 - 118.
Year of Publication: 2003.

2. Record Number: 8707
Author(s): Smith, Brendan.
Title : I Have Nothing But Through Her: Women and the Conquest of Ireland, 1170-1240 [The author explores the various roles that women played: given as prizes in marriage to cement alliances among the conquerors, victims of brutality and rape from the invading army, and inciters to "grant crueté" whether urging their husbands to sterner retaliations or, like Alice of Abervenny, the beheader of seventy Irish prisoners after the battle of Baginbun. 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 49 - 58.
Year of Publication: 2003.

3. Record Number: 9333
Author(s): Cain, James D.
Title : Unnatural History: Gender and Genealogy in Gerald of Wales's "Topographia Hibernica" [In his text, the "Topographia Hibernica," Giradus Cambrensis had two major complaints about the Irish: their sexual immorality and their difficulties in organizing themselves politically. He saw these as symptoms of the lack of self-restraint which plagued the country in many different ways. The Anglo-Normans attempted to impose order in Ireland through inheritance favoring the eldest son and marriage according to the dictates of the Church. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 29-43. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

4. Record Number: 403
Author(s): Rollo, David.
Title : Gerald of Wales' "Topographia Hibernica": Sex and the Irish Nation
Source: Romanic Review , 86., 2 (March 1995):  Pages 169 - 190. Special issue: The Production of Knowledge: Institutionalizing Sex, Gender, and Sexualiity in Medieval Discourse. Ed. by Kathryn Gravdal.
Year of Publication: 1995.