Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 14122
Author(s): Franke, Birgit.
Title : Female Role Models in Tapestries [The author briefly describes some of the tapestries owned or used by Margaret of York and her step-grand-daughter, Margaret of Austria. Frequently a series of tapestries celebrated heroic female figures like Esther, as savior of her people, and Abigail,
Source: Women of Distinction: Margaret of York | Margaret of Austria.   Edited by Dagmar Eichberger .   Brepols, 2005.  Pages 154 - 165.
Year of Publication: 2005.

2. Record Number: 6084
Author(s): Laity, K. A.
Title : False Positives: The "Katherine Group" Saints as Ambiguous Role Models [The author argues that the writer of the saints' lives in the "Katherine Group" emphasized torture and physical pain in order to instill fear in the young religious women who made up the text's audience].
Source: Magistra , 7., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 64 - 99.
Year of Publication: 2001.

3. Record Number: 5449
Author(s): Ajmar, Marta.
Title : Exemplary Women in Renaissance Italy: Ambivalent Models of Behaviour? [the author argues that exemplary women from the classical past and from the ranks of the saints often embodied values that were more advanced than those in Italian Renaissance society; figures like Cornelia, daughter of Scipio Africanus renowned for her eloquence, were reinterpreted to emphasize her domestic and maternal strengths rather than her public skills in oratory; the author concludes, "The consideration of exemplary women actually enlarged the boundaries of the Renaissance notion of woman and generated a reappraisal of a woman's capacity for attaining virtue--but not her status or her role in society." (Page 260)].
Source: Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society.   Edited by Letizia Panizza .   European Humanities Research Centre, University of Oxford, 2000. Magistra , 7., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 244 - 264.
Year of Publication: 2000.

4. Record Number: 8718
Author(s): Stebbins, Charles E.
Title : La loenge des bonnes femmes dans la version en vers du XIVe siècle consacrée à la "Vie Saint Jehan-Baptiste" [While the anonymous author's stated intention in "La loenge des bonnes femmes" is to praise good women, he clearly demonstrates some ambivalence toward women. Though he praises the good qualities of Pleisele (Aelia Flaccilla), wife of Theodosius the Grea
Source: Revue des Langues Romanes , 96., 1 ( 1992):  Pages 147 - 160.
Year of Publication: 1992.

5. Record Number: 9126
Author(s): Meale, Carol M.
Title : Legends of Good Women in the European Middle Ages [The author addresses the texts about exemplary women written by Boccaccio, Christine de Pizan, and Chaucer. She takes the character of Medea as an example of their differing approaches, arguing that Chaucer is interested in women in terms of their literary development while Christine has a political dimension to her text. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen , 229., 144 ( 1992):  Pages 55 - 70.
Year of Publication: 1992.

6. Record Number: 11674
Author(s): Attar, Samar and Gerhard Fischer
Title : Promiscuity, Emancipation, Submission: The Civilizing Process and the Establishment of a Female Role Model in the Frame-Story of "1001 Nights"
Source: Arab Studies Quarterly , 13., 40241 (Summer/Fall 1991):  Pages 1 - 18.
Year of Publication: 1991.