Negotiating Clerical Identities: Priests, Monks and Masculinity in the Middle Ages

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Jennifer D. Thibodeaux
Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 13, 2010 - History - 269 pages
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"Was a medieval priest viewed as masculine by his parishioners? Did a monk consider himself fully male? How did a bishop assert his masculinity in conflicts with secular authorities? These are some of the questions posed by Negotiating clerical identities. In this volume, Jennifer Thibodeaux has assembled the most cutting-edge research today on medieval clerics and masculine performances. Spanning a wide range of geographical contexts and time periods, the essays in this volume illuminate the ways in which medieval clerics performed masculinity and negotiated their gender identities, both with lay society and within the various orders of the medieval church."--Cover, p. [4].

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Contents

Rethinking the Medieval Clergy and Masculinity
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Thibodeaux
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What Can Historians Do with Clerical Masculinity?
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ANDREW HOLT Ph.D. Candidate in the History Department, University of Florida, USA ANDREW MILLER Visiting Assistant Professor, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA TANYA STABLER MILLER Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University-Calumet, USA DEREK NEAL Assistant Professor of History, Nipissing University, Ontario, Canada ANTHONY PERRON Assistant Professor of Medieval History, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA ANDREW ROMIG Assistant Director, Studies for the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, Harvard University, USA KATHERINE ALLEN SMITH Assistant Professor of History, the University of Puget Sound, USA SCOTT WELLS Associate Professor of History and Director of Religious Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, USA JANELLE WERNER Assistant Professor of History, Kalamazoo College, USA

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