Power of the Weak: Studies on Medieval Women

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Jennifer Carpenter, Sally-Beth MacLean
University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1995 - History - 227 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Thinking about Gender The Diversity of Medieval Perspectives
1
Rerouting the Dower The AngloNorman Life of St Audrey by Marie of Chatteris?
27
Juette of Huy Recluse and Mother 11581228 Children and Mothering in the Saintly Life
57
Gracia Mendes Power Influence and Intrigue
94
Intercession and the HighMedieval Queen The Esther Topos
126
The Queens Intercession in ThirteenthCentury England
147
Ceremonies and Privileges of Office Queenship in Late Medieval France
178
Index
222
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