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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...

Sex, Medicine, and Disease

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...Medieval medical texts only occasionally deal with sexuality directly, and any such attempts are accompanied by self-justification on the part of the author, solemnly insisting upon the legitimacy of the subject as it is presented...

Economy

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Distinguishing between types of domestic economy across Europe and in a time frame of six hundred years, from the beginning of the ninth century to the end of the fourteenth century, presents problems of selection and description...

Public and Private: Women in the Home, Women in the Streets

Kim M. Phillips

Kim M. Phillips is Senior Lecturer in History, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and author of Medieval Maidens: Young Women and Gender in England, 1275-1540 and co-author of Sex Before Sexuality: A Premodern History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...It is anachronistic to draw straightforward associations between woman and home for the medieval era. The domestic house was a gender neutral or even symbolically masculine space in which women played vital roles as wives, mothers...

Introduction

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

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...The Middle Ages (800–1400) were rich and vibrant centuries in the history of European culture, society, and intellectual thought. Emerging state powers, the growing influence of the Christian Church, demographic change, and economic...

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...

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...

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...