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Mothers and Daughters in the Medieval Greek World

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter surveys the pattern of the female life cycle that defined most possibilities for women in Byzantium, and explores elements of maternal education, together with the alternative that ... More


Women of the lesser nobility

Susan M. Johns

in Noblewomen, Aristocracy and Power in the Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realm

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063046
eISBN:
9781781700280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063046.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the female patronage of St. Mary's, Clerkenwell by the Munteni family in the second half of the twelfth century, and reveals how land tenure and kin connections could underpin ... More


The Basque Seroras and Lay Female Religious Life in the Early Modern World

Amanda L. Scott

in The Basque Seroras: Local Religion, Gender, and Power in Northern Iberia, 1550-1800

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747496
eISBN:
9781501747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747496.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the lay female religious life in the early modern world. Simultaneously ignored, sanctified, suspected of heresy, lauded, and targeted for reform, devout laywomen presented ... More


The Home

Katherine West Scheil

in She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450426
eISBN:
9780801464225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450426.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter maps out the ways in which Shakespeare became part of American home life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through women's Shakespeare clubs. In the late nineteenth ... More


The Abject Body of Infertility

Kalpana Ram

in Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836306
eISBN:
9780824871307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836306.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the temporality of spirit possession is intertwined with that of the female life cycle by focusing on the case of a woman named Santi, who had experienced possession ... More


Apostasy, Conversion, and Literacy at Work

Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli

in Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452314
eISBN:
9780801454776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452314.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter maps out the ways in which Shakespeare became part of American home life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through women's Shakespeare clubs. In the late nineteenth ... More


Discovering Our Habitus: Contingency and Linearity in Western Obstetric Observations

in Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226058511
eISBN:
9780226058504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058504.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

A woman's body changes irreversibly as a result of cumulative reproductive experience. This chapter attempts to keep the time-based and the cumulative visions of fertility and aging within ... More


A Tale of Two Sisters

Craig A. Monson

in Habitual Offenders: A True Tale of Nuns, Prostitutes, and Murderers in Seventeenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226335339
eISBN:
9780226335476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335476.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

After describing alleged sightings of Suor Silveria Catterina Pasi, known as La Generona, and Suor Laura Vittoria Regi, nicknamed La Rossa, and rumors about their possible murder, this chapter ... More


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