Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9322
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Parsons , John Carmi.
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  • Title: The Pregnant Queen as Counsellor and the Medieval Construction of Motherhood
  • Source: Medieval Mothering.  Edited by John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 39 - 61.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Athelston, Middle English Romance Froissart, Jean, Chronicler- Chroniques Intercession Mary, Virgin, Saint- Image of Mothers Pregnancy Queens
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
  • Related Resources: This nurturing quality of maternity is also highlighted in John Carmi Parson's analysis of pregnant queens and their role as intercessors with their husbands. Parsons argues that the literature and rituals surrounding the pregnant queen's intercessory rol
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  • Illustrations: The implications of juxtaposing the queen's roles as dynastic mother and intercessor are examined in fourteenth-century literary works that depict the queen in an advanced state of pregnancy when she intercedes with her husband. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Toronto
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323417
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