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The case for women in medieval culture

Alcuin Blamires

The case for women in medieval culture

by Alcuin Blamires

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500,
  • Civilization, Medieval

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-267) and index.

    StatementAlcuin Blamires.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination279 p. ;
    Number of Pages279
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17740541M
    ISBN 100198182562
    OCLC/WorldCa37218247

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The case for women in medieval culture by Alcuin Blamires Download PDF EPUB FB2

The medieval period is commonly perceived as particularly misogynistic, yet the culture of the time constructed a "case for women" that is little known today. This book sets out to demonstrate the existence of substantial pro-feminine traditions Format: Paperback.

Misogyny is of course not the whole story of medieval discourse on women: medieval culture also envisaged a case for women. But hitherto studies of profeminine attitudes in that period's culture have tended to concentrate on courtly literature, on female visionary writings, or on attempts to transcend misogyny by major authors such as Christine de Pizan and : Alcuin Blamires.

The medieval period is commonly perceived as particularly misogynistic, yet the culture of the time constructed a "case for women" that is little known today. This book sets out to demonstrate the existence of substantial pro-feminine traditions extending back from the Middle Ages to the fourth century/5.

Misogyny is of course not the whole story of medieval discourse on women: medieval culture also envisaged a case for women. But hitherto studies of profeminine attitudes in that periods culture have tended to concentrate on courtly literature or on female visionary writings or on attempts to transcend misogyny by major authors such as Christine de Pizan and Chaucer.1/5(1).

The medieval period is commonly perceived as particularly misogynistic, yet the culture of the time constructed a case for women that is little known today. This book sets out to demonstrate the existence of substantial profeminine traditions extending back from the Middle Ages to.

"The Case for Women surveys extant writings formally defending women in the Middle Ages; breaks new ground by identifying a source for profeminine argument in biblical apocrypha; offers a series of explorations of the background and circulation of central arguments on behalf of women; and seeks to situate relevant texts by Christine de Pizan, Chaucer, Abelard, and Hrotsvitha in.

Misogyny is in reality not the whole story of medieval discourse on women: medieval custom moreover envisaged a case for women.

Nevertheless hitherto analysis of profeminine attitudes in that durations custom have tended to give attention to courtly literature or on female visionary writings or on makes an try and transcend misogyny by primary authors just like Christine de.

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ynist culture of his day.8 Here at least, one’s choice of literary interpre-tation cannot simply be read off from one’s political preferences. For this second school of critics, Chaucer means his readers to judge Alisoun by the standards commonly applied to women in medieval cul-ture, such as those of the “perfect wife” of the book of.

Misogyny is of course not the whole story of medieval discourse on women: medieval culture also envisaged a case for women.

But hitherto studies of profeminine attitudes in that periods culture have tended to concentrate on courtly literature or on female visionary writings or on attempts to transcend misogyny by major authors such as Christine de Pizan and Chaucer.

The Formal Case in Abelard, Chaucer, Christine de Pizan-- Conclusion-- Bibliography-- Index. (source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary Misogyny is of course not the whole story of medieval discourse on women: medieval culture also envisaged a case for women. The study of medieval women has flourished over the last forty years or so, challenging the idea of a universality of experience among women.

This new collection of major works from Routledge addresses the different ways in which medieval women have been studied by looking at. Blamires defines the medieval case for women as "a corpus of ideas about how to fashion a commendation of women explicitly or implicitly retaliating against misogyny" (2).

The first chapter ("Formal Case: Corpus") asserts that "certain strong conventions affect the kind of pro-feminine discourse which even a Christine develops" (49).File Size: 81KB. The book showed that a vigorous case for women was available by the late Middle Ages.

How might we evaluate the strengths of the case, and why did it not have a greater cultural and social impact on the underlying or ‘structural’ misogyny of the period.

case while Chapter2 explains its origins and procedures. Chapters3 through5, entitled, respectively, "HonouringMothers," "Eve and the Privileges of Women," and "TheStable Sex," explore at length the characteristic claims of the case, the authorityon which they are based andexamples of their usage in a widerange of medieval : Barbara K.

Altmann. Despite a growing interest in female warriors, details of their exploits still remain on the periphery of investigation into medieval military culture, particularly with regard to heraldry.

This article uses Penthesilea, the Queen of the Amazons, to demonstrate why research into women’s heraldry is needed and how it can benefit medieval Author: Sophie Harwood. Although the medieval chapter of Karin Pendle's Women and Music: A History by J.

Michele Edwards surveys a variety of women's musical roles, Pendle's own contribution on "Women in Music, ca. " concentrates on ways in which Renaissance women were excluded or marginalized from what we consider the musical mainstream, the composition of.

in The Case for Women in Medieval Culture. Published in print August On the basis of a selective reading of the Book of Genesis, patriarchy in the medieval West constructed woman to be secondary in creation, and primary in guilt.

medieval women; medieval culture. Chapter. words. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). Culture and Spirituality is a wide title for a volume on medieval history.

Every essay here is concerned with some aspect of those two nebulous topics, but the main area of discussion can perhaps be defined a little more closely. Week 2: The Case of Women: For and Against 10/2 -The Problem of Women (medieval medical and cultural views of women and gender relations) Readings: Selection 1 in R (Aristotle, Bible, Aquinas, Hildegard) 10/4 - Women’s answer to troubadour poetry: the Trobairitz.Common Women crosses the boundary from social to cultural history by asking not only about the experiences of prostitutes but also about the meaning of prostitution in medieval culture.

The teachings of the church attributed both lust and greed. The Medieval Review "The Strange Case of Ermine de Reims tells the story of an ordinary French peasant, a widow whose harrowing tale illumines many hot-button issues of the late Middle Ages—the Papal Schism, the history of witchcraft, the discernment of spirits, the social construction of mental illness.

A near-contemporary of Joan of Arc.