Power of the Weak: Studies on Medieval Women
Jennifer Carpenter, Sally-Beth MacLean
University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1995 - History - 227 pages
Covering the eleventh through sixteenth centuries, these essays suggest that influence and power may have paradoxically been available to women despite, and sometimes precisely because of, their subordinate position in society. Striking for its range of scholarship, this collection explores the power and independence, relationships and influence of medieval queens, holy women, mothers, widows, Jewish conversas, and others. Latin and Anglo-Norman hagiography, confessors' manuals, coronation rituals, responsa literature, and legal theory are represented.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Thinking about Gender The Diversity of Medieval Perspectives
Rerouting the Dower The AngloNorman Life of St Audrey by Marie of Chatteris?
Juette of Huy Recluse and Mother 11581228 Children and Mothering in the Saintly Life
Gracia Mendes Power Influence and Intrigue
Intercession and the HighMedieval Queen The Esther Topos
The Queens Intercession in ThirteenthCentury England
Ceremonies and Privileges of Office Queenship in Late Medieval France
abbess abbot Anglo-Norman Anne de Bretagne Anne of Brittany Anne's Audree's authority Avqat Rokhel bishop Brianda Bynum Caroline Walker Bynum chap Chasseneuz Chobham Christian church conversos court crypto-Jews daughter death Diogo discussion Dona Gracia dower dowry dynastic Ecgfrith Eleanor Eleanor of Castile Eleanor of Provence English entry ceremony essay Esther Etheldreda female Floreffe France Francisco French queens gender Grassaille Grosseteste Grunebaum-Ballin Henry History honor husband influence intercession intercessory Jewish Jews Joseph Naci Joseph Nasi Juette Juette's king king's leper community Liber Eliensis lives London male manuscript Marian marriage married Mary Matilda medieval medieval women Mendes Middle Ages misogyny mother motherhood Oxford Paris Parsons political privileges queenship rabbis Rashdam religious Responsa ritual Robert Grosseteste role royal saints sexual social Society spiritual Studies symbolism thirteenth thirteenth-century tion Trani twelfth century Virgin Vita Juettae vols widows wife woman
The Medici Women: Gender and Power in Renaissance Florence
No preview available - 2003
All Book Search results »
Queenship and Political Power in Medieval and Early Modern Spain
No preview available - 2005