Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8856
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rubin , Miri.
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  • Title: The Person in the Form: Medieval Challenges to Bodily "Order" [The author discusses a number of instances in which the order and hierarchy of the body were violated. In terms of gender issues, the author briefly considers hermaphrodites, Jews accused of performing abortions, and the doubts a peasant woman near Montaillou had about Christ's divinity because of her horror at the shameful filth that the Virgin Mary must have delivered in childbirth along with the infant Christ. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Framing Medieval Bodies.  Edited by Sarah Kay and Miri Rubin.  Manchester University Press, 1994.  Pages 100 - 122.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abortion Body Childbirth Gender Hermaphrodites Ritual Purity
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  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Oxford, Pembroke College
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0719036151