Gender and difference in the Middle Ages / Sharon Farmer and Carol Braun Pasternack, editors.

Nothing less than a rethinking of what we mean when we talk about "men" and "women" of the medieval period, this volume demonstrates how the idea of gender -- in the Middle Ages no less than now -- intersected in subtle and complex ways with other categories of difference. Respon...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Other Authors: Farmer, Sharon A. (Editor) Pasternack, Carol Braun (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2003.
Series:Medieval cultures ; v. 32.
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Table of Contents:
  • On the history of the early phallus / Daniel Boyarin
  • Gender irregularity as entertainment: institutionalized transvestism at the Caliphal Court in medieval Baghdad / Everett K. Rowson
  • Reconfiguring the prophet Daniel: gender, sanctity, and castration in Byzantium / Kathryn M. Ringrose
  • Negotiating gender in Anglo-Saxon England / Carol Braun Pasternack
  • Male friendship and the suspicion of sodomy in twelfth-century France / Mathew S. Kuefler
  • Crucified by the virtues: monks, lay brothers, and women in the thirteenth-century Cistercian saints' lives / Martha G. Newman
  • "Because the other is a poor woman she shall be called his wench": gender, sexuality, and social status in late medieval England / Ruth Mazo Karras
  • Re-orienting desire: writing on gender trouble in fourteenth-century Egypt / Michael Uebel
  • Manual labor, begging, and conflicting gender expectations in thirteenth-century Paris / Sharon Farmer
  • Female homoerotic discourse and religion in medieval Germanic culture / Ulrike Wiethaus
  • Nonviolent Christianity and the strangeness of female power in Geoffrey Chaucer's Man of law's tale / Elizabeth Robertson.