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Family and Domesticity

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The House Within A House To cook together is to be a family. In the medieval village of Montaillou, in the Pyrenees, the kitchen was called a house (chas); that is,...

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

Book chapter

...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: Medieval Meanings of Women

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

Book chapter

...Who are women? Who are they? Are they serpents, wolves, lions, dragons, vipers, or rapacious, devouring beasts and enemies of humanity? Then read this Art [of Love]: learn how to invent ruses! Take them forcefully! Deceive them! Insult...

Conclusion

Sheryl McDonald Werronen

Sheryl McDonald Werronen is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the Arnamagnæan Institute in Copenhagen, where she is carrying out research on seventeeth-century Icelandic manuscripts, scribes, and patronage. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Romance in Iceland : The Women, Worldviews, and Manuscript Witnesses of Nítíða saga

Arc Humanities Press, 2016

Book chapter

...This book has considered the late medieval Icelandic romance Nítíða saga from a variety of perspectives. My overall aim has been to demonstrate how this text explores and challenges some of the norms of the Icelandic romance genre in which...

Queenship

Elena Woodacre

Elena Woodacre is a specialist in medieval and early modern queenship and a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European history at the University of Winchester. She obtained an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of Reading and her PhD from Bath Spa University. Her publications include her monograph The Queens Regnant of Navarre: Succession, Politics, and Partnership, 1274–1512 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and she has edited/co-edited several collections on queenship and royal studies. Elena is the organizer of the “Kings & Queens” conference series and the founder of the international Royal Studies Network (www.royalstudiesnetwork.org). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Studies Journal (www.rsj.winchester.ac.uk or www.royalstudiesjournal.com), an academic, peer-reviewed, multilingual, and fully open-access publication. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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...

Religion and Ritualized Belief, 800–1500

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The Bible, wellspring of meanings for medieval thinkers of every stripe, provides multiple and conflicting messages about hair. Furthermore, each generation of interpreters focused on different aspects of scriptural trichology, often...

Cultural Representations: Head and Body Hair in Medieval Art

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Hair’s malleability makes it a perfect medium for establishing identity, whether of one’s ethnic or racial origin, gender, class status, or religious persuasion. But even more manipulable are visual representations of hair. We will never...

Betrothal, Desire, and Emotional Attachment

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

...In poems and epithalamia (‘wedding songs’) betrothal is also presented as being something contracted by the family, with the single exception of Sigibert and Brunhild’s marriage in Venantius Fortunatus’s epithalamium.Ven Fort. Carm 6.5...

Medicine and Disease: The Female “Patient” in Medieval Europe

A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...At some time in the late thirteenth century, a woman called Maria Domingas began to despair of ever conceiving a child. The wife of a rich merchant of the parish of Marvila in the Portuguese town of Santarém, Maria had been bleeding...

Paper, Stone, Scissors: ‘Alā’ Al-Dīn Kayqubād, ‘Iṣmat Al-Dunyā Wa ’L-Dīn, and the Writing of Seljuk History

The Seljuks of Anatolia : Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East

I.B. Tauris, 2013

Book chapter

...I would like to thank editors Andrew Peacock and Sara Nur Yıldız, conference participants Gary Leiser, Oya Pancaroğlu and Rustam Shukurov, and the Uluborlu Municipality and Museum for their assistance.This chapter addresses three main...