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1. Record Number: 8712
Author(s): Hall, Dianne.
Title : Women and Violence in Late Medieval Ireland [The author provides a brief overview of women who committed violent acts in Ireland. She concentrates on the case of Elicia Butler, abbess of Kilculliheen , who in the early sixteenth century attacked her nuns in anger. The author argues that the abbess violated social constraints on violence since she committed the violence herself, attacked social peers, and acted in anger rather than in an effort to discipline the nuns. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women: Pawns or Players?   Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless .   Four Courts Press, 2003.  Pages 131 - 140.
Year of Publication: 2003.