Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 14606
Author(s): Raine, Melissa.
Contributor(s):
Title : Fals flesch: Food and the Embodied Piety of Margery Kempe [In examining Margery Kempe's various interactions with food which include feeding the poor, fasting, receiving the Eucharist, and eating at the tables of prominent people, Raine does not find gender a highly significant factor. Rather Margery acts out of highly individualized motivations including a concern to establish and enhance her own standing. In her conclusion Raine questions Caroline Walker Bynum's approach to women and food in Holy Feast and Holy Fast, finding the methodology and assumptions inadequate for the historical realities of gendered expectations and devotional practices. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: New Medieval Literatures , 7., ( 2005):  Pages 101 - 126.
Year of Publication: 2005.

2. Record Number: 11829
Author(s): Archer, Rowena.
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Title : Piety in Question: Noblewomen and Religion in the Later Middle Ages [The author argues that historians have relied on the lives of a few exceptional women to construct a history of noble women's religiosity. In many cases religious observances were conventional and the preoccupations of a worldly life took precedence. The author briefly discusses such topics as devotional literature, marriage and liaisons forbidden by the church, widowhood, pilgrimage, almsgiving, and fouding of religious institutions. Individuals profiled include Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Women and Religion in Medieval England.   Edited by Diana Wood .   Oxbow Books, 2003. New Medieval Literatures , 7., ( 2005):  Pages 118 - 140.
Year of Publication: 2003.

3. Record Number: 6225
Author(s): O'Tool, Mark P.
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Title : Seeing Gender in the House of the Blind: Charitable Practices at the Quinze-Vingts
Source: Seeing Gender: Perspectives on Medieval Gender and Sexuality. Gender and Medieval Studies Conference, King's College, London, January 4-6, 2002. .  2002. New Medieval Literatures , 7., ( 2005):
Year of Publication: 2002.

4. Record Number: 6641
Author(s): Cullum, P. H.
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Title : Gendering Charity in Medieval Hagiography [the author argues that not only did ideas about gendered behavior affect views of sanctity but conceptions of sanctity also had an impact on gender roles; men were expected to be charitable but responsible while women were often characterized as irresponsible, excessive, and other negative feminine stereotypes; in transgressing gender lines some charitable holy women and men were still canonized (e.g., Saint Francis and Elizabeth of Hungary) while others were rejected as role models (e.g., Charles of Blois and Peter Valdes)].
Source: Gender and Holiness: Men, Women, and Saints in Late Medieval Europe.   Edited by Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih .   Routledge, 2002. New Medieval Literatures , 7., ( 2005):  Pages 135 - 151.
Year of Publication: 2002.

5. Record Number: 6639
Author(s): Gill, Miriam.
Contributor(s):
Title : Female Piety and Impiety: Selected Images of Women in Wall Paintings in England After 1300 [The author examines paintings on three themes: Saint Anne teaching the Virgin to read, the warning to gossips, and the seven corporal works of mercy; the three mural subjects all comment on desirable female behavior].
Source: Gender and Holiness: Men, Women, and Saints in Late Medieval Europe.   Edited by Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih .   Routledge, 2002. New Medieval Literatures , 7., ( 2005):  Pages 101 - 120.
Year of Publication: 2002.

6. Record Number: 5967
Author(s): Farmer, Sharon.
Contributor(s):
Title : Poor Men, the Stigma of Poverty, and the Burdens of Masculinity
Source: Gender and Conflict in the Middle Ages. Gender and Medieval Studies Conference, York, January 5-7 2001. .  2001. New Medieval Literatures , 7., ( 2005):
Year of Publication: 2001.

7. Record Number: 8328
Author(s): Cossar, Roisin.
Contributor(s):
Title : A Good Woman: Gender Roles and Female Religious Identity in Late Medieval Bergamo [The author argues that women in Bergamo in the late Middle Ages saw a growing limitation on their participation in public religion. Confraternities became more male-dominated and changed their female members from participants to clients for services including estate management and memorial masses. However, women did find other outlets for their religious devotion within private, domestic environments, such as female monasteries. This resulted in women meeting their spiritual needs by cobbling together a network of relationships and services as reflected by women's bequests from Bergamo of household goods, money, and land to female monasteries, parish churches and confraternities. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome , 46., ( 2001):  Pages 119 - 132.
Year of Publication: 2001.

8. Record Number: 6034
Author(s): Coletti, Theresa.
Contributor(s):
Title : Paupertas est donum Dei: Hagiography, Lay Religion, and the Economics of Salvation in the Digby "Mary Magdalene" [the author argues that the Digby playwright uses Mary Magdalene to bring into relief questions of salvation for those with landed wealth and in commerce; Mary Magdalene's emphasis on poverty and charity does not question the social order but gives merchants and the gentry opportunities for spiritual benefit by donating to the poor and by striving to be themselves poor in spirit].
Source: Speculum , 76., 2 (April 2001):  Pages 337 - 378.
Year of Publication: 2001.

9. Record Number: 5583
Author(s): Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Renate
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Title : Saintly Scenarios in Christine de Pizan's "Livre des trois vertus" [The author argues that Christine chose saints (Balthild, Clotilda, Elizabeth of Hungary, and Louis IX) as exemplars who offered more than one possible way of life; the saints also provided guidance on how to meet political obligations while maintaining spiritual and charitable activities].
Source: Mediaeval Studies , 62., ( 2000):  Pages 255 - 292.
Year of Publication: 2000.

10. Record Number: 4717
Author(s): Bauer, Elizabeth Jensen.
Contributor(s):
Title : Medieval Women and the Care of the Sick: Some Evidence from Hagiography [the author argues that some qualities that women saints display in the care of the sick according to their "vitae" are different from those in men's lives, namely humility, strength (not only physical strength but an absence of revulsion and nausea before the physical conditions of lepers and other sick people), and penance by identifying with the suffering of others].
Source: Magistra , 5., 1 (Summer 1999):  Pages 79 - 96.
Year of Publication: 1999.

11. Record Number: 4269
Author(s): Roberts, Ann.
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Title : Helpful Widows, Virgins in Distress: Women's Friendship in French Romance of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
Source: Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl .   St. Martin's Press, 1999. Mediaeval Studies , 62., ( 2000):  Pages 25 - 47.
Year of Publication: 1999.

12. Record Number: 3170
Author(s): Farmer, Sharon.
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Title : It is not good that [wo]man should be alone: Elite Responses to Singlewomen in High Medieval Paris [because both clerical and lay elites expected women to submit to male authority, whether that of a husband or of a male cleric, single women are ignored].
Source: Singlewomen in the European Past, 1250-1800.   Edited by Judith M. Bennett and Amy M. Froide .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Mediaeval Studies , 62., ( 2000):  Pages 82 - 105.
Year of Publication: 1999.

13. Record Number: 2999
Author(s): Farmer, Sharon.
Contributor(s):
Title : Down and Out and Female in Thirteenth-Century Paris
Source: American Historical Review (Full Text via JSTOR) 103, 2 (April 1998): 344-372. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1998.

14. Record Number: 2576
Author(s): Brodman, James William.
Contributor(s):
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.  Pages 100 - 124.
Year of Publication: 1998.

15. Record Number: 5435
Author(s): Bishop, Louise.
Contributor(s):
Title : Dame Study and Women's Literacy ["Langland's poem negotiates the discourse of reading, recognizing the competition between the accepted female discursive mode and the call to social activism: 'Piers Plowman' embodies that competition in the figure of Study. As wife of Wit, Study dramatizes the competition for a reader's conscience, and traces in her disquisition the readerly paths to the heart. The one thing that recuperates the social experience of reading is its communal and sensual component: texts are read, heard, and felt. Study's emphasis on charity reveals a bold, feminized component of the discourse of social activism as antidote, if you will, to the constructed female reader of texts of affective piety." (Page 112)].
Source: Yearbook of Langland Studies , 12., ( 1998):  Pages 97 - 115.
Year of Publication: 1998.

16. Record Number: 1937
Author(s): Villegas, Diana L.
Contributor(s):
Title : Discernment in Catherine of Siena
Source: Theological Studies , 58., 1 (March 1997):  Pages 19 - 38.
Year of Publication: 1997.

17. Record Number: 6667
Author(s): Kent, Francis W.
Contributor(s):
Title : Sainted Mother, Magnificent Son: Lucrezia Tornabuoni and Lorenzo de' Medici
Source: Italian History and Culture , 3., ( 1997):  Pages 3 - 34.
Year of Publication: 1997.

18. Record Number: 567
Author(s): Brink, Maryann E.
Contributor(s):
Title : Social Description of Property in Late Medieval Avignon [women's roles in the ownership and conveyance of property].
Source: Medieval Perspectives , 10., ( 1995):  Pages 67 - 76. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association
Year of Publication: 1995.

19. Record Number: 177
Author(s): Haas, Louis.
Contributor(s):
Title : Mio Buono Compare: Choosing Godparents and the Uses of Baptismal Kinship in Renaissance Florence
Source: Journal of Social History , 29., 2 (Winter 1995):  Pages 341 - 356.
Year of Publication: 1995.

20. Record Number: 1840
Author(s): Esposito, Anna.
Contributor(s):
Title : Ad dotandum puellas virgines, pauperes et honestas: Social Needs and Confraternal Charity in Rome in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
Source: Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme New Series , 18., 2 ( 1994):  Pages 5 - 18.
Year of Publication: 1994.

21. Record Number: 1358
Author(s): Holladay, Joan A.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Education of Jeanne d'Evreux: Personal Piety and Dynastic Salvation in her Book of Hours at the Cloisters [analysis of the illustrations in the section of the Hours of Saint Louis; the saint-king ancestor is portrayed as a model for the young queen in his charitable acts and the honor he brought the royal family].
Source: Art History , 17., 4 (December 1994):  Pages 585 - 611.
Year of Publication: 1994.

22. Record Number: 14681
Author(s): Blockmans, Wim.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Devotion of a Lonely Duchess [The author briefly surveys the life of Margaret of York, concentrating on her involvement in politics, art patronage, charity in particular toward children, support of the church, and commissioning of manuscripts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Margaret of York, Simon Marmion, and "The Visions of Tondal": Papers Delivered at a Symposium organized by the Department of Manuscripts of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Collaboration with the Huntington Library and Art Collections, June 21-24, 1990.   Edited by Thomas Kren .   J. Paul Getty Museum, 1992. Art History , 17., 4 (December 1994):  Pages 29 - 46.
Year of Publication: 1992.

23. Record Number: 8689
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Title : And Hir Name was Charite: Charitable Giving by and for Women in Late Medieval Yorkshire [Using evidence from Yorkshire wills, the author attempts to determine patterns of female charity and poverty in fifteenth-century England. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Woman is a Worthy Wight: Women in English Society c. 1200-1500.   Edited by P.J.P. Goldberg .   Alan Sutton Publishing, 1992. Art History , 17., 4 (December 1994):  Pages 182 - 211.
Year of Publication: 1992.

24. Record Number: 8580
Author(s): Brundage, James A.
Contributor(s):
Title : Widows as Disadvantaged Persons in Medieval Canon Law [The author discusses the objectives and implications of Church intervention in legal cases concerning widows. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Upon My Husband's Death: Widows in the Literature and Histories of Medieval Europe.   Edited by Louise Mirrer Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Civilization .   University of Michigan Press, 1992. Art History , 17., 4 (December 1994):  Pages 193 - 206.
Year of Publication: 1992.

25. Record Number: 31272
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Title : Reliquary from the Shrine of St. Oda
Source: Art History , 17., 4 (December 1994):
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26. Record Number: 32320
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Title : St Elizabeth of Hungary clothing a beggar
Source: Art History , 17., 4 (December 1994):
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