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Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages (The New Middle Ages)

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medieval Literature - History And Criticism,
  • Women In Literature,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Medieval,
  • Women"s Studies - History,
  • Social Science / Women"s Studies,
  • Women Authors,
  • Europe,
  • History,
  • History and criticism,
  • Literature, Medieval,
  • To 1500,
  • Virginity in literature,
  • Women and literature

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsCindy L. Carlson (Editor), Angela Jane Weisl (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9491995M
    ISBN 100312211368
    ISBN 109780312211363

      See Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages, ed. C. L. Carlson and A. J. Weisl (Houndmills, ); B. Jussen, Der Name der Witwe: Erkundungen zur Semantik der Mittelalterlichen Busskultur, Veröffentlichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts für Geschichte, (Göttingen, ); S. Salih, Versions of Virginity in Late Medieval.   Books Received Jussen, Bernhard, ed., and Pamela Selwyn, trans.. Ordering Medieval Society: Perspectives On Intellectual and Practical Modes of Shaping Social Relations (The Middle Ages Series), Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, ; cloth; pp. vii, ; R R P US$65; ISBN

    The Profession of Widowhood explores how the idea of 'true' widowhood was central to pre-modern ideas concerning marriage and of female identity more generally. The medieval figure of the Christian vere vidua or "good" widow evolved from and reinforced ancient social and religious sensibilities of chastity, loyalty and grief as gendered 'work.'. Between Poverty and the Pyre: Mov3ments in the History of Widowhood. NY: Routledge, Bruckner, Matilda Tomaryn, Laurie Shepard, and Sarah White, eds. Songs of the Women Troubadours. NY: Garland. Carlson, Cindy L and Angela Jane Weisl, eds. Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave Macmillan,

    Carlson, C. Like a Virgin: Mary and her doubters in the N-Town Cycle in Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages, ed. by Cindy Carlson and A. J. Weisl (New York: St. Martin's Press) pp. Coletti, T. A distinguished group of female scholars examine the meanings behind widowhood and virginity both individually and in relation to each other. The focus on both positions in the same volume makes Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages an unprecedented work.


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Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages addresses many facets of these two female positions in medieval literature: gender constructions; the body and what it means to make it visible, whether in admiration, torture, or martyrdom; issues of physicality and abjection; creations of literary voice for women who write or create Format: Hardcover.

Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages addresses many facets of these two female positions in medieval literature: gender constructions; the body and what it means to make it visible, whether in admiration, torture, or martyrdom; issues of physicality and abjection; creations of literary voice for women who write or create.

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[Cindy L Carlson; Angela Jane Weisl;] -- "To be a virgin or a widow never promised a stable, uniform status to a woman during the Middle Ages. Rather, these positions were areas. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 22 cm. Contents: Constructions of widowhood and virginity / Cindy L.

Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl --Helpful widows, virgins in distress: women's friendship in French romance of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries / Anna Roberts --The widow as virgin: desexualized narrative in Christine de Pizan's Livre. Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages.

The New Middle Ages, edited by Michael Flamini. New York: St. Martin's Press, Pp. vii, $ ISBN: Reviewed by: Katherine Clark Indiana University [email protected]: Katherine Clark. Similar Items. Performing virginity and testing chastity in the Middle Ages / by: Kelly, Kathleen Coyne.

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Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Chastity, Marriage, Widowhood, and Virginity Discussions of chastity went to the core of discourses about sex and marriage in the Middle Ages, in particular as all three topics related to women.

The connections begin with St. Paul, who stated that while marital sex was the only kind of sex allowed, chastity was the preferable state.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The past decade has witnessed the appearance of a number of excellent edited essay collections dealing with widowhood in the European past, including Louise Mirrer’s Upon My Husband’s Death: Widows in the Literature and Histories of Medieval Europe (), Cindy L.

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Putting on the Garment of Widowhood: Medieval Widows, Monastic Memory, and Historical Writing Katherine Clark SUNY The College at Brockport The idea of the widow in communal memory and historical writing was a reso- nant and multi-faceted concept for monastic writers of the Middle : Katherine Clark.

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Virginity was not just a physical phenomenon, but a spiritual one as well, and one bad thought could condemn a virgin forever. For example, Jerome writes, “Virginity can be lost even by a thought,” and Gregory of Nyssa observes, “Virginity of the body is devised to File Size: KB.

How accurate would this be. From what I understand female virginity is usually more valued. Was the middle ages an exception. How important was being a virgin before marriage in the middle ages to a man. How was male virginity viewed in general.

Is this a theme that is ever addressed in the original legends of King Arthur or other medieval stories. The subjectivity of widowhood was the starting point for the symposium on Widowhood: Condition or Construction held at the University of Exeter inwhich forms the basis for the present collection of essays on widowhood in medieval and early modern Europe.

It is debatable whether any aspect of social history can escape the conclusion that. Must-Read Books about the Middle Ages Erika Harlitz-Kern Jan 4, The ideas we tend to have about the Middle Ages are mostly based on how the time period has been interpreted through fantasy fiction and games, and the romanticizing of the era by intellectuals, scholars, politicians, and artists in the nineteenth : Erika Harlitz-Kern.

The essays in Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance examine the nexus of religious, political, economic, and aesthetic values that produce the Western European myth of virginity, and explore how those complex cultural forces animate, empower, discipline, disclose, mystify, and menace the virginal body/5(2).The New Middle Ages, edited by Bonnie Wheeler.

New York: St. Martin's Press, Pp. ix + $ (cloth). Widows and virgins in medieval western Europe shared the benefits and vulnerabilities of the unmarried state. Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages is a collection of eleven essays that explore.Katherine Clark Walter, PhD.

Main Page Content. Katherine Clark Walter, PhD Dissertation: "Pious Widowhood in the High and Later Middle Ages" M.A., Indiana University, - Medieval History Review of Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity.