Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7975
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Battles , Paul.
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  • Title: Of Graves, Caves, and Subterranean Dwellings: "Eorðscrœf" and "Eorðsele" in the "Wife's Lament" [argues that the two terms refer to a souterrain, an underground dwelling often used as a hiding place, especially for women; the author cites examples from archaeology and from Old English, Middle English, and Icelandic texts].
  • Source: Philological Quarterly 73, 3 (Summer 1994): Pages 267 - 286.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Architecture- Secular Literature- Verse- Souterrains (Underground Dwellings) Wife's Lament, Old English Elegy
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 10
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00317977