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Heroines of the Medieval World

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The stories of women, famous, infamous and unknown, who shaped the course of medieval history.

Illuminating Women in the Medieval World

Author : Christine Sciacca
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When one thinks of women in the Middle Ages, the images that often come to mind are those of damsels in distress, mystics in convents, female laborers in the field, and even women of ill repute. In reality, however, medieval conceptions of womanhood were multifaceted, and women’s roles were varied and nuanced. Female stereotypes existed in the medieval world, but so too did women of power and influence. The pages of illuminated manuscripts reveal to us the many facets of medieval womanhood and slices of medieval life—from preoccupations with biblical heroines and saints to courtship, childbirth, and motherhood. While men dominated artistic production, this volume demonstrates the ways in which female artists, authors, and patrons were instrumental in the creation of illuminated manuscripts. Featuring over one hundred illuminations depicting medieval women from England to Ethiopia, this book provides a lively and accessible introduction to the lives of women in the medieval world.

Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

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From women's medicine and the writings of Christine de Pizan to the lives of market and tradeswomen and the idealization of virginity, gender and social status dictated all aspects of women's lives during the middle ages. A cross-disciplinary resource, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe examines the daily reality of medieval women from all walks of life in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE, i.e., from the fall of the Roman Empire to the discovery of the Americas. Moving beyond biographies of famous noble women of the middles ages, the scope of this important reference work is vast and provides a comprehensive understanding of medieval women's lives and experiences. Masculinity in the middle ages is also addressed to provide important context for understanding women's roles. Entries that range from 250 words to 4,500 words in length thoroughly explore topics in the following areas: · Art and Architecture · Countries, Realms, and Regions · Daily Life · Documentary Sources · Economics · Education and Learning · Gender and Sexuality · Historiography · Law · Literature · Medicine and Science · Music and Dance · Persons · Philosophy · Politics · Political Figures · Religion and Theology · Religious Figures · Social Organization and Status Written by renowned international scholars, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe is the latest in the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages. Easily accessible in an A-to-Z format, students, researchers, and scholars will find this outstanding reference work to be an invaluable resource on women in Medieval Europe.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History Dance

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This encyclopedia captures the experiences of women throughout world history and illuminates how they have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes. It contains over 1,300 signed articles covering six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society; organizations and movements; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history.

Extraordinary Women of the Medieval and Renaissance World

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Provides brief biographies of seventy extraordinary women of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, ranging from Akka Mahadevi, an Indian saint and poet, to Katharina Zell, a German Protestant humanitarian.

Medieval Europe and the World Beyond

Author : Gloria K. Fiero
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Writers and Heroines

Author : Shirley Jones Day
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These nine essays examine the image of women in French literature from the early fifteenth century of Christine de Pizan to the late eighteenth century of Isabelle de Charriere. While the seminal importance of "La Princesse de Cleves" in the canon of women's writing is indicated by its being discussed in three of the articles, the interactive nature of men's and women's writing is revealed in the remarkable literary heroines created by Guilleragues and Crebillon fils. The aim of the volume is to open doors of discussion, not only on to periods of literature where the woman writer remains a shadowy figure, but also between different periods of literature and different critical approaches to the question of women as writers and heroines."

Survival of the Gods

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Stories of Women in the Middle Ages

Author : Maria Teresa Brolis
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Between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries in Europe, not all women fit the stereotype of passive housewife and mother. Many led bold and dynamic lives. In this collection of historical portraits, Maria Teresa Brolis tells the fascinating tales of fashion icons, art clients, businesswomen, saints, healers, lovers, and pilgrims – both famous and little known – who challenge conventional understandings of the medieval female experience. Drawing on evidence from literary works and archival documents that include letters, chronicles, trials, testimonials, notary registers, contracts, and wills, Brolis pieces together an intricate overview of sixteen women’s lives. With zest and compassion, she describes the mysterious visionary Hildegard of Bingen, the cultured Heloisa, the powerful Eleanor of Aquitaine, Saint Clare of Assisi, the rebel Joan of Arc, as well as lesser-known women such as Flora, the penitent moneylender, Bettina the healer, and Belfiore the pilgrim, among others. Following the trajectories and divergences of their lives from wealth to poverty, from conjugal love to the love of community, from the bedroom to life on the streets of Paris, London, Mainz, Rome, and Bergamo, each portrait offers a riveting glimpse into the often complex and surprising world of the medieval woman. Combining the rigour of research with the thrill and empathy of narrative, Stories of Women in the Middle Ages is a provocative investigation into the biographies of sixteen incredible medieval heroines.

Journal of the Institute of Romance Studies

Author : University of London. Institute of Romance Studies
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Women Writing and the Industrial Revolution

Author : Susan Zlotnick
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The industrial revolution in nineteenth-century England disrupted traditional ways of life. Condemning these transformations, the male writers who explored the brave new world of Victorian industrialism looked longingly to an idealized past. However, British women writers were not so pessimistic and some even foresaw the prospect of real improvement. As Susan Zlotnick argues in Women, Writing, and the Industrial Revolution, novelists Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Brontë, Frances Trollope, and Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna were more willing to embrace industrialism than their male counterparts. While these women's responses to early industrialism differed widely, they imagined the industrial revolution and the modernity it heralded in ways unique to their gender. Zlotnick extends her analysis of the literature of the industrial revolution to the poetry and prose produced by working-class men and women. She examines the works of Chartist poets, dialect writers, and two "factory girl" poets who wrote about their experiences in the mills.

The Medieval World Europe 1100 1350

Author : Friedrich Heer
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"Friedrich Heer's incisive history describes how the buoyant, fluid society of twelfth-century Europe solidified into the medieval world - a fourteenth century of religious and intellectual intolerance, fortified frontiers, and bitterly competitive states. he discusses the Crusades; the alienation of Rome and Byzantium; the rising power of the Church and the aristocracy; the life of the peasant, the town dweller, and the tradesman."--Page i.

Medieval Feminist Forum

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Indian K vya Literature The early medieval period draka to Vi khadatta

Author : A. K. Warder
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Indian K vya Literature The early medieval period draka to Vi khadatta

Author : Anthony Kennedy Warder
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The Western Perspective

Author : Cannistrar
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THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE is a history of Western civilization from 8000 B.C. to the present. In addition to the chief political developments, this text offers students comprehensive treatments of economic trends, cultural and intellectual movements, daily life and social change, the changing position and role of women, and the status of ethnic and religious groups. Europe's history is placed in the context of world history--developments in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific are discussed in terms of their relationship with events in Europe.

Religion Index Two

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The Creative Impulse

Author : Dennis J. Sporre
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The lives of twelve women--including Joan of Arc, Sacagawea, Marie Curie, Madame Sun Yat-Sen, and Frida Kalo--are portrayed in a collection of biographical portraits that draws on many cultures and time periods

New Books on Women Feminism

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