Matrons and Marginal Women in Medieval Society

Matrons and Marginal Women in Medieval Society

Edited by Robert R. Edwards, Vickie Ziegler

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Exploration of differences between women: good women who were absorbed into society, and those whose social role condemned them to its fringes.
These studies cross the boundaries of literary studies, history and art history to discuss the ways that women were integrated into medieval society. All share a common concern with the ways in which women, in their various roles, were represented in the material under investigation. All are concerned to address the conventions that governed the perception of these social roles as well as the lives of the women themselves, in representations as diverse as the portrayal of maiden warriors in Old Norse literature and the requirement for women's voices in 13th-century Italian lyrics.

Contributors: BARBARA A. HANAWALT, ANN J. KETTLE, JAMES A. BRUNDAGE, LAURINDA S. DIXON, CAROL J. CLOVER, CHRISTOPHER KLEINHENZ, ROBERT R. EDWARDS

Details

August 1995
6 black and white illustrations
139 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851153803
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

At the Margin of Women's Space in Medieval Europe - Barbara A Hanawalt
`Ruined Maids': Prostitutes and Servant Girls in Later Medieval England - Ann J Kettle
The Merry Widow's Serious Sister: Remarriage in Classical Canon Law - James A Brundage
The Curse of Chastity: The Image of the Ailing Woman in Pre- Enlightenment Art and Medicine - Laurinda S Dixon
Maiden Warriors and Other Sons - Carol J Clover
`Pulzelle e maritate': Coming of Age, Rites of Passage, and the Question of Marriage in Some Early Italian Poems - Christopher Kleinhenz
Some Pious Talk about Marriage: Two Speeches from the `Canterbury Tales' - Robert R. Edwards

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