Illuminating Women in the Medieval World

Illuminating Women in the Medieval World
Author : Christine Sciacca
Publisher : Getty Publications
Total Pages : 120
Release : 2017-06-06
ISBN 10 : 9781606065266
ISBN 13 : 1606065262
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illuminating Women in the Medieval World Book Description:

When one thinks of women in the Middle Ages, the images that often come to mind are those of damsels in distress, mystics in convents, female laborers in the field, and even women of ill repute. In reality, however, medieval conceptions of womanhood were multifaceted, and women’s roles were varied and nuanced. Female stereotypes existed in the medieval world, but so too did women of power and influence. The pages of illuminated manuscripts reveal to us the many facets of medieval womanhood and slices of medieval life—from preoccupations with biblical heroines and saints to courtship, childbirth, and motherhood. While men dominated artistic production, this volume demonstrates the ways in which female artists, authors, and patrons were instrumental in the creation of illuminated manuscripts. Featuring over one hundred illuminations depicting medieval women from England to Ethiopia, this book provides a lively and accessible introduction to the lives of women in the medieval world.

Medieval Women
Language: en
Pages: 104
Authors: Eileen Power
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-09-18 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A vivid portrayal of women in the Middle Ages, with an engaging essay on Eileen Power by Maxine Berg.
Medieval Women and the Law
Language: en
Pages: 169
Authors: Noël James Menuge
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Boydell Press

Determined and largely successful effort to read behind and alongside legal discourses to discover women's voices and women's feelings. It adds usefully to the wider debate on women's role in medieval society. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW What is really new here is the ways in which the authors approach the history
Medieval Women in Their Communities
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Diane Watt
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-01-01 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Ten interdisciplinary essays provide detailed, small-scale studies of a variety of medieval female communities from Germany to Wales between 1200 and 1500, examining a range of social, economic, and cultural groups, both religious and secular.
Medieval Women's Writing
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Diane Watt
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-22 - Publisher: Polity

Medieval Women's Writing is a major new contribution to ourunderstanding of women's writing in England, 1100-1500. The mostcomprehensive account to date, it includes writings in Latin andFrench as well as English, and works for as well as by women. Mariede France, Clemence of Barking, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe,and the
Imprisoning Medieval Women
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Dr Gwen Seabourne
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

The non-judicial confinement of women is a common event in medieval European literature and hagiography. The literary image of the imprisoned woman, usually a noblewoman, has carried through into the quasi-medieval world of the fairy and folk tale, in which the 'maiden in the tower' is one of the archetypes.