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Women and Gender in the Middle Ages

Bronach Kane

Bronach Kane is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Cardiff University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction Gender was a primary marker of identity in medieval culture and its everyday experience depended on regional, class, and faith differences. Women were regarded as subordinate to menfolk in many settings in this period and were...

Parents and Adult Children

Emma Southon

Emma Southon lives in Belfast and is a freelance writer and editor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marriage, Sex and Death : The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...When discussing the relationship between fathers and their adult sons after the son’s marriage the primary sources tend to focus on two aspects: the role of the father in guiding and aiding his son in his career, and the duty of the son...

Hair and Social Class

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...In the stratified society of medieval Europe from about 800 to about 1450 a person’s social rank was determined by birth. In the later Middle Ages sumptuary laws closely regulated how members of each of the classes should dress with regard...

Kinship and Gender in Medieval Western Europe

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Rachel Stone is a Visiting Research Associate at King’s College, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Livingstone

Amy Livingstone is Associate Dean of the Honors College and Professor of History at Ball State University, IN, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nathan Leidholm

Nathan Leidholm is Assistant Professor in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas at Bilkent University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Topic/Event Description All societies have kinship norms: who counts as a relative, and how one should treat them. Kinship can be based on (assumed) shared descent, marriage, or bonds created by social rituals, such as blood brotherhood...

Speaking in her father’s name

Alyssa Gabbay

Alyssa Gabbay is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her PhD (for which she won the Foundation for Iranian Studies award for best dissertation) in 2007 from the University of Chicago. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters and Islamic Tolerance, published by Routledge in 2010. She will shortly be publishing The New Moon of Perfection and Other Prefaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam : Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...From mute to outspoken A sixteenth-century Ottoman miniature painting of the Prophet Muhammad uniting Fatima and ‘Ali in marriage depicts these three personages in a revealing tableau (Figure 5.1).Muṣṭafā Darīr, Siyer-i Nebī (Life...

Health and Science

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Many possible narratives of childhood existed in the cultural repertoire of the Middle Ages: tales of innocence or corruption; tales of the exceptional or the ordinary child; tales of the spiritual or the physiological. It is with the last...

Conclusion

Leonora Neville

Leonora Neville studies Byzantine culture and society, and is the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Professor of Byzantine History at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her work focuses on medieval history writing, authority, gender, and the importance of the classical past for Byzantine culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantine Gender

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...We began by pointing out how some of the most common images of Byzantium are grounded in negative gender stereotypes imputed to that civilization by Western European commentators. Byzantium the exotic, decadent, cruel, corrupt...

Beautiful Bodies

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Studying the history of human beauty is a difficult endeavor as it was a complex aspect of medieval experience. It is not uncommon to think of beauty as a set of positive, desirable, and historically determined ideal traits forming a canon....

Education

Louise J. Wilkinson

Louise J. Wilkinson is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Canterbury Christ Church University and author of Women in Thirteenth-Century Lincolnshire, and co-editor of The Rituals and Rhetoric of Queenship: Medieval to Early Modern. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...A vast spectrum of educational provision existed in the medieval West, in terms of training children and adolescents for adult life. The nature of that provision was neither consistent nor uniform across Europe—it might be determined...

Queenship

Elena Woodacre

Elena Woodacre is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History at the University of Winchester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dr Elena Woodacre

Dr Elena Woodacre

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The study of queenship brings together the biographical study of the lives of royal women with an analysis of their agency and activity. This is a simplification and covers many elements but at its core is the exercise...