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1. Record Number: 22484
Author(s): Johnsen, Rosemary Erickson
Title : Medieval Women in Context [The author discusses recent historical crime fiction set in the Middle Ages with women as the main characters. Authors Candace Robb and Margaret Frazer are mentioned, but Johnsen gives extended treatment to author Sharan Newman and her 12th century character Catherine LeVendeur. Also discussed are literary themes involving Heloise, pilgrimage, Jews, women's roles, and modern issues which parallel medieval concerns. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Contemporary Feminist Historical Crime Fiction. .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.  Pages 21 - 58.
Year of Publication: 2006.

2. Record Number: 1015
Author(s): Newman [not Best as printed], Sharan.
Title : Breaking Down the Barriers: Writing Novels about Medieval Women for Modern Readers [The author, as Sharan Newman, has published several "medieval" mysteries].
Source: Medieval Feminist Newsletter , 22., (Fall 1996):  Pages 15 - 17.
Year of Publication: 1996.

3. Record Number: 13057
Title : Lourdes Ortiz's "Urraca": A Re-vision/Revision of History [Ortiz's historical novel brings a complex Queen Urraca to life. During her forced retirement in a monastery, she challenges the chronicle accounts and asserts her legitimacy as a ruler. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Romance Quarterly , 38., 4 (November 1991):  Pages 437 - 448.
Year of Publication: 1991.

4. Record Number: 11203
Author(s): Tobin, Lee Ann.
Title : Give the Saint Her Due: Hagiographical Values for Chaucer’s Second Nun’s Tale and Graham Greene’s "The End of the Affair" [When approaching Saint Celia (protagonist of the Second Nun’s Tale) and Sarah Miles (adulterous protagonist of Greene’s twentieth-century novel), modern critics perceive both of these heroines in a negative manner (deeming them disrespectful or unbelievable as female exemplars). However, such critics abide by rational and objective perspectives which are inappropriate for analyzing hagiographical literature. When viewed from a mystical and spiritual perspective, both heroines radically overturn male power structures and exhibit female strength and virginal power. While Greene revises the hagiographical tradition in his modern-day saint’s life, the essential features of the medieval genre remain unchanged. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studia Mystica , 14., 40212 (Summer/Fall 1991):  Pages 48 - 60.
Year of Publication: 1991.