Medieval women and their objects /

"Looking closely at the meanings--literal and figurative--of the complex relationship of medieval women to material possessions. The essays gathered in this volume present multifaceted considerations of the intersection of objects and gender within the cultural contexts of late medieval France...

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Other Authors: Adams, Jenny, 1969-, Bradbury, Nancy M., Collette, Carolyn P.
Format: eBook
Published:Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017]
Table of Contents:
  • Dedication to Carolyn P. Collette / Arlyn Diamond
  • Introduction: Medieval Women and Their Objects / Jenny Adams and Nancy Mason Bradbury
  • Part 1. Objects and Gender in a Material World
  • The "Thyng Wommen Loven Moost" : The Wife of Bath's Fabliau Answer / Susanna Fein
  • Zenobia's Objects / Nancy Mason Bradbury
  • The Object of Miraculous Song in "The Prioress's Tale" / Howell Chickering
  • Part 2. Buildings, Books, and Women's (Self-)Fashioning
  • A Gift from the Queen : The Architecture of the College de Navarre in Paris / Michael T. Davis
  • Anne of Bohemia and the Objects of Ricardian Kingship / Lynn Staley
  • Royal Biography as Reliquary : Christine de Pizan's Livre des Fais et bonnes meurs du sage roy Charles V / Nadia Margolis
  • A Gift, a Mirror, a Memorial : The Psalter-Hours of Mary de Bohun / Jill C. Havens
  • "Parchment and Pure Flesh" : Elizabeth de Vere, Countess of the Twelfth Earl of Oxford, and Her Book / Jocelyn Wogan-Browne
  • Part 3. Bodies, Objects, and Objects in the Shape of Bodies
  • Objects of the Law : The Cases of Dorigen and Virginia / Eleanor Johnson
  • Galatea's Pulse : Objects, Ethics, and Jean de Meun's Conclusion / Robert R. Edwards
  • Transgender and the Chess Queen in Chaucer's Book of the Duchess / Jenny Adams
  • Statues, Bodies, and Souls : St. Cecilia and Some Medieval Attitudes toward Ancient Rome / C. David Benson
  • Contributors.