Intersections of Gender, Religion and Ethnicity in the Middle Ages

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

EditorCordelia Beattie

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This collection of essays focuses attention on how medieval gender intersects with other categories of difference, particularly religion and ethnicity. It treats the period c.800-1500, with a particular focus on the era of the Gregorian reform movement, the First Crusade, and its linked attacks on Jews at home.

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This collection of essays focuses attention on how medieval gender intersects with other categories of difference, particularly religion and ethnicity. It treats the period c.800-1500, with a particular focus on the era of the Gregorian reform movement, the First Crusade, and its linked attacks on Jews at home.

CORDELIA BEATTIE Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is the author of Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England (2007) and co-editor, with Anna Maslakovic, of The Medieval Household in Christian Europe, c. 850–1550: Managing Power, Wealth and the Body ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Introduction: Gender, Power, and Difference; C.Beattie
'In what way can those who have left the world be distinguished?': Masculinity and the Difference between Carolingian Men; R.Stone
Ruling Masculinities: From Adam to Apollonius of Tyre in Corpus 201b; C.Braun Pasternack
The Tears of Bishop Gundulf: Gender, Religion and Emotion in the Late Eleventh Century; W.M.Aird
Medieval Jewish/Christian Debate and the Question of Gender: Gilbert Crispin's Disputatio Iudei et Christiani; S.F.Kruger
Gender, Jewish Creditors and Christian Debtors in Thirteenth-Century Exeter; H.Meyer
Gendering the First Crusade in William of Malmesbury's Gesta Regum Anglorum; K.A.Fenton
Prince Bohemond, Princess Melaz, and the Gendering of Religious Difference in the Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis; S.Yarrow
Chaucer's Viragos: A Postcolonial Engagement? A Case Study of the Man of Law's Tale, the Monk's Tale and the Knight's Tale; J.Dor
Warriors, Amazons and Isles of Women: Medieval Travel Writing and Constructions of Asian Feminities; K.M.Phillips
Notes
Index

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"The essays are overall remarkably clear in their argumentation and conclusions, with well-justified, representative choices of primary material and concise discussions of the most relevant secondary sources . . . rewarding reading for both a specialized and general audience." - Stephanie Knauss, University of Cologne, Germany, Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal "This volume is to be applauded for bringing together examinations of both masculinity and femininity, as gender difference is interrogated in both directions." - Margaret Cotter-Lynch, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, US