Gender in medieval culture / Michelle M. Sauer.

"Gender in Medieval Culture provides a detailed examination of medieval society's views on both gender and sexuality, and shows how they are inextricably linked. Sex roles were clearly defined in the medieval world although there were exceptions to the rules, and this book examines both th...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Sauer, Michelle M., 1972- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Ã2015
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Summary:"Gender in Medieval Culture provides a detailed examination of medieval society's views on both gender and sexuality, and shows how they are inextricably linked. Sex roles were clearly defined in the medieval world although there were exceptions to the rules, and this book examines both the commonplace world view and the exceptions to it. The volume looks not only at the social and economic considerations of gender but also the religious and legal implications, arguing that both ecclesiastical and secular laws governed behaviour. The book covers key topics, including femininity and masculinity and how medieval society constructed these terms; sexuality and sex; transgressive sexualities such as homosexuality, adultery and chastity; and the gendered body of Christ, including the idea of Jesus as mother and affective spirituality. Using a clear chapter structure for easy navigation and categorisation, as well as a glossary of terms, the book will be a vital resource for students of medieval history"--Provided by publisher
Physical Description:1 online resource (207 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781441121608
1441121609
9781441186942
1441186948
9781474210683
1474210686
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