Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1826
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sheingorn , Pamela.
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  • Title: Joseph the Carpenter's Failure at Familial Discipline [The author examines representations of Joseph in some fourteenth century texts and illustrations concerning apocryphal stories of the flight into Egypt. He is presented very negatively both as a Jew and a member of the lower class. His masculinity is even further questioned because he cannot protect his family nor can he assert his patriarchal authority over his wife and child. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Insights and Interpretations: Studies in Celebrations of the Eighty-Fifth Anniversary of the Index of Christian Art.  Edited by Colum Hourihane.  Index of Christian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University in association with Princeton University Press, 2002.  Pages 156 - 167.
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  • Article Type: Spoken Word Recording Review
  • Subject (See Also): Apocryphal Literature Art History- Painting Fathers in Art Gender in Art Illumination of Manuscripts Joseph, Saint in Art Klosterneuburger Evangelienwerk, German Prose Narrative of the Childhood of Christ Masculinity in Art Patriarchy
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 14
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  • Illustrations: Five figures. Figure One Jesus pacifies a dragon; Joseph orders a servant to climb a palm tree; Jesus picks dates after the tree has bent over at his command (Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ms. Gen. 8, f. 20r). Figure Two Joseph, Mary, and Jesus captured by a robber; the robber leads the travelers to his house (Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ms. Gen. 8, f. 20v). Figure Three The child Jesus bathed by the robber's wife at their house (Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ms. Gen. 8, f. 21v). Figure Four The travelers are refused shelter at an inn (Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ms. Gen. 8, f. 22r). Figure Five Robbers attack Mary, Jesus, and Joseph (London, British Library, Ms. Add. 47682, f. 14r, lower register).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Baruch College, City University of New York and Graduate Center, City University of New York
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0691099901
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