Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 10724
Author(s): Blumenthal, Debra.
Title : Sclaves molt fortes, senyors invalts: Sex, Lies, and Paternity Suits in Fifteenth-Century Spain [In the Kingdom of Valencia slaves who bore their masters' children were automatically set free. However, in some cases masters, wrongly or rightly, denied fatherhood, and slaves would press their suits in court. Blumenthal explores the often complex motivations involved including the willingness of masters or their heirs to claim impotence as a defense. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Women, Texts, and Authority in the Early Modern Spanish World.   Edited by Marta V. Vicente and Luis R. Corteguera .   Ashgate, 2003.  Pages 17 - 35.
Year of Publication: 2003.

2. Record Number: 5298
Author(s): Levin, William R.
Title : Lost Children, a Working Mother, and the Progress of an Artist at the Florentine Misericordia in the Trecento [The author explores Ambrogio di Baldese's connections with the Misericordia confraternity and its shelter for abandoned children; Ambrogio's mother, Santina, had cared for the children before her son took over the responsibility].
Source: Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest , 6., ( 1999):  Pages 34 - 84.
Year of Publication: 1999.

3. Record Number: 2576
Author(s): Brodman, James William.
Title : The Care of Women and Children [discusses provisions for poor women's dowries, the rehabilitation of prostitutes, and care of abandoned children in orphanages, with wet nurses, and in apprenticeships].
Source: Charity and Welfare: Hospitals and the Poor in Medieval Catalonia. James William Brodman Middle Ages Series .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998. Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest , 6., ( 1999):  Pages 100 - 124.
Year of Publication: 1998.

4. Record Number: 11820
Author(s): Pulsiano, Phillip and Kirsten Wolf
Title : The "Hwelp" in "Wulf and Eadwacer" [The symbolic meaning of the "hwelp" (whelp, young dog or wolf) in is much debated in this Old English poem. Some critics interpret the "hwelp" as representing a child who is born as a result of an illicit love affair, but the authors argue that many references to wolves in Old Norse literature and law suggest that the "hwelp" in this poem is the child of an outlaw father. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Language Notes , 28., 3 (March 1991):  Pages 1 - 9.
Year of Publication: 1991.