Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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SEE ALSO: child abuse

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1. Record Number: 44522
Author(s): McDougall, Sara
Title : Singlewomen and Illicit Pregnancy in Late Medieval France: The Case of Marie Ribou (1481)
Source: French Historical Studies , 44., 3 ( 2021):  Pages 529 - 558. Available with a subscription from Duke University Press: https://doi.org/10.1215/00161071-9005021
Year of Publication: 2021.

2. Record Number: 13678
Author(s): Sims, Richard F.
Title : Secondary Offenders? English Women and Crime, c. 1220-1348 [The author analyzes records from the south and southwest of England. Women committed fewer crimes than men. They were less aggressive, Sims argues, not because there was a public repugnance for violent women, but because the crimes they preferred, such as larceny and burglary, were best committed quickly and quietly. The author also briefly addresses infanticide and insanity. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women 4: Victims or Viragos?   Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless .   Four Courts Press, 2005. French Historical Studies , 44., 3 ( 2021):  Pages 69 - 88.
Year of Publication: 2005.

3. Record Number: 10948
Author(s): Dinshaw, Carolyn.
Title : Theater Makes History: Ritual Murder by Proxy in the "Mistere de la Sainte Hostie" [The author explores the connections between the antisemitic play in which a Christian servant murders her own child and several infanticides that occured around Metz and resulted in the mothers' guesome executions. Enders argues that host desecration is equated with infanticide, the horror of which was vivid in people's minds due to the recent crimes. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 79., 4 (October 2004):  Pages 991 - 1016.
Year of Publication: 2004.

4. Record Number: 8089
Author(s): Price, Merrall Llewelyn.
Title : Imperial Violence and the Monstrous Mother: Cannibalism at the Siege of Jerusalem [The author explores the popular tale of Maria of Jerusalem who ate her own infant during a siege of Jerusalem. The author is interested in her as both a double and opposite of the Virgin Mary whose son was also sacrificed. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Domestic Violence in Medieval Texts.   Edited by Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, and Merrall Llewelyn Price .   University Press of Florida, 2002. Speculum , 79., 4 (October 2004):  Pages 272 - 298.
Year of Publication: 2002.

5. Record Number: 7271
Author(s): McCracken, Peggy.
Title : Engendering Sacrifice: Blood, Lineage, and Infanticide in Old French Literature [The author analyzes the theme of infanticide in Chretien de Troyes' "Philomena," "Ami et Amile," accounts of Abraham and Isaac, and "Jourdain de Blaye." The author argues that the child's death takes on a different meaning according to the gender of the sacrificer. When the father kills the child, the blood is paternal blood and represents a sacrifice for loyalty or for God. When the mother kills the child, the blood is maternal, associated with the impurities of childbirth, and is done only as an act of revenge. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 77., 1 (January 2002):  Pages 55 - 75.
Year of Publication: 2002.

6. Record Number: 8079
Author(s): Straus, Barrie Ruth.
Title : Reframing the Violence of the Father: Reverse Oedipal Fantasies in Chaucer's Clerk's, Man of Law's, and Prioress's Tales [The author argues that the family relations both in the tales of Griselda and of Custance manifest a profound anxiety about paternity and a need for concealed violence, both physical and psychic. The happy endings do not mask the father's violence and the conflict between the generations. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Domestic Violence in Medieval Texts.   Edited by Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, and Merrall Llewelyn Price .   University Press of Florida, 2002. Speculum , 77., 1 (January 2002):  Pages 122 - 138.
Year of Publication: 2002.

7. Record Number: 7907
Author(s): Burns, E. Jane.
Title : Raping Men: What's Motherhood Got to Do with It?
Source: Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.   Edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M. Rose .   The New Middle Ages Series. Palgrave, 2001. Speculum , 77., 1 (January 2002):  Pages 127 - 160.
Year of Publication: 2001.

8. Record Number: 2992
Title : Infant Death in Late Medieval Florence: The Smothering Hypothesis Reconsidered [argues that some infant deaths ascribed to neglectful wet nurses may have been caused by sudden infant death syndrome; neglectful wet nurses did feed female infants less].
Source: Medieval Family Roles: A Book of Essays.   Edited by Cathy Jorgensen Itnyre .   Garland Publishing, 1996. Speculum , 77., 1 (January 2002):  Pages 137 - 153.
Year of Publication: 1996.

9. Record Number: 3588
Author(s): Jochens, Jenny.
Title : Old Norse Motherhood
Source: Medieval Mothering.   Edited by John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler .   Garland Publishing, 1996. Speculum , 77., 1 (January 2002):  Pages 201 - 222.
Year of Publication: 1996.

10. Record Number: 1169
Author(s): Tasioulas, J.A.
Title : The Mother's Lament: "Wulf and Eadwacer" Reconsidered [suggests that the poem concerns a mother mourning the fate of her illegitimate infant, left to die in the woods].
Source: Medium Aevum , 65., 1 ( 1996):  Pages 1 - 18.
Year of Publication: 1996.

11. Record Number: 2718
Author(s): Sabaté, Flocel.
Title : Femmes et violence dans la Catalogne du XIVe siècle
Source: Annales du Midi , 106., 207 (juillet-septembre 1994):  Pages 277 - 316.
Year of Publication: 1994.

12. Record Number: 7165
Author(s): Finch, Andrew.
Title : Women and Violence in the Later Middle Ages: The Evidence of the Officiality of Cerisy
Source: Continuity and Change , 7., 1 ( 1992):  Pages 23 - 45.
Year of Publication: 1992.

13. Record Number: 12731
Author(s): Giladi, Avner.
Title : Some Observations on Infanticide in Medieval Muslim Society [Infanticide was a recognized practice in Arabia before the emergence of Islam, and although Muhammed denounced the practice in the Qu'ran, evidence from Qu'anic commentaries and hadith literature indicate that it persisted (even in post-Islamic Arabia) as a family planning strategy. For instance, a family under extreme economic pressure might allow an infant (especially a girl) to die soon after birth. Although Arab polytheists may have willingly sacrificed children (especially males, who were deemed most precious), Muslims viewed boys and girls as equals and on the whole rejected infanticide. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: International Journal of Middle East Studies , 22., 2 (May 1990):  Pages 185 - 200.
Year of Publication: 1990.

14. Record Number: 31894
Title : Roman Siege of Jerusalem with Infanticide and Isabel de Byron between the Arms of Neville of Hornby and those of Byron
Source: International Journal of Middle East Studies , 22., 2 (May 1990):
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