Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3405
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): McLennan , Graham.
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  • Title: The Lady of Caesarea: A Colonist in Outremer
  • Source: Our Medieval Heritage: Essays in Honour of John Tillotson for His 60th Birthday.  Edited by Linda Rasmussen, Valerie Spear, and Dianne Tillotson.  Merton Priory Press, 2002.  Pages 172 - 184.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Countesses Crusades Emma of Caesarea, Wife of Eustace Garnier and of Hugh II of le Puiset, Count of Jaffa Noble Women Politics
  • Award Note:
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 12
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  • Illustrations: Four Figures. Note Illustrations are on the web site (http://arts.anu.edu.au/medievalheritage/mclennan/mclennan.htm) only. They are not in the printed volume. Figure One (http://arts.anu.edu.au/medievalheritage/mclennan/mclennan1.htm) "Castle and town, Caesarea." Figure Two (http://arts.anu.edu.au/medievalheritage/mclennan/mclennan2.htm) "East walls, exterior, Caesarea." Figure Three (http://arts.anu.edu.au/medievalheritage/mclennan/mclennan3.htm) "East gate, Caesarea." Figure Four (http://arts.anu.edu.au/medievalheritage/mclennan/mclennan4.htm) "Crusader church, Caesarea."
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  • Abstract: The biography of Emma of Caesarea serves as a case study for women of her estate in Outremer during the twelfth century. The quality and mindset of her life can be reconstructed through archaeology, chronicles and manorial documents. Emma's city is currently being excavated, revealing details of a relatively luxurious but insulated and isolated situation, constantly under the shadow of violence and beset by internecine plotting. Her links with other nobles of the kingdom elaborate the picture of a life constrained by the demands of her gendered role, while at the same time demonstrating a remarkable, not to say unique, degree of political power and freedom. The histories of women such as Emma are as yet in their infancy. [Reproduced by permission of both the author and the publisher. The collection's Website is available at http://arts.anu.edu.au/medievalheritage/.]
  • Author's Affiliation: Hawker College, Australian Capital Territory
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1898937559