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The Case for Women in Medieval Culture

Alcuin Blamires

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186304
eISBN:
9780191674501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186304.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Misogyny is of course not the whole story of medieval discourse on women: medieval culture also envisaged a case for women. But hitherto studies of profeminine attitudes in that period's culture have ... More


 Conclusion: An Essay on Context

Gary Macy

in The Hidden History of Women's Ordination: Female Clergy in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189704
eISBN:
9780199868575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189704.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The concluding chapter speculates on some of the reasons why the definition of ordination changed in the 11th and 12th centuries, and, more importantly, why women were no longer considered either ... More


The Ship of State: Statecraft and Politics from Ancient Greece to Democratic America

Norma Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088175
eISBN:
9780300128055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088175.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a new perspective on the development of political thought from Homer to Machiavelli, Tocqueville, and Gertrude Stein (who is introduced here, for the first time, as a writer of ... More


Renaissance Misogyny and the Rejection of Petrarch

Diego Zancani

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter traces the origin of the rejection of Petrarch and misogyny during the Renaissance period. It investigates some aspects of a reaction against the Petrarchan poetic clichés among Italian ... More


Menstruation, Misogyny, and the Cure for Love

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyses the menstrual cure for lovesickness in early modern medical and literary texts, suggesting how it throws important light on concepts of women, masculinity, and menstruation. In ... More


The Dangers of Corporeal Passion

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Ignorant people do not understand that the human body is neither a source of pleasure nor of pride. The Buddhist monks’ condemnation of sex develops an old misogynist theme of women's bodies as the ... More


The Body Politic

Geoffrey Campbell Cocks

in The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695676
eISBN:
9780191738616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695676.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Adolf Hitler was traumatized by Germany's defeat in 1918. But his reaction was rooted in a psychopathology in turn grounded in modern male anxieties about self, body, and identity. Hitler and his ... More


Manslaughter and Misogyny: Women and Revenge in Sturlunga saga

David Clark

in Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654307
eISBN:
9780191742071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654307.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The final chapter returns to the issues of revenge and its relation to femininity with which we started in Chapter 1, but now in relation to the women of the contemporary sagas. It evaluates the ... More


Toils of Patriarchy

Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker

in Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655373
eISBN:
9780191742118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655373.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter uses the early modern construct of patriarchy as a way to understand Marvell's idealizing but often troubled address to the dominant male figures of his life: Thomas Lord Fairfax, Oliver ... More


Women on trial

Helen Cooper

in The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The romance of the falsely accused woman led a particularly vibrant life in England, where it may have originated; Shakespeare uses such a plot in six of his plays. That the accusation is false ... More


Patriarchy

Michelle Madden Dempsey

in Prosecuting Domestic Violence: A Philosophical Analysis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562169
eISBN:
9780191705298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562169.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter offers an account of patriarchy, understood here as a wrongful structural inequality against which feminism is concerned to act. By providing an account of what being patriarchal means, ... More


Summary and Conclusion

Helen Kraus

in Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

This final chapter reviews the study's findings. The translations, particularly the Septuagint, reveal clear allusions to contemporary culture. That said, highly conscientious translators, such as ... More


The Septuagint: The Story of Andrew and Zoe

Helen Kraus

in Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

Greek creation myths, literature and philosophy come under scrutiny, particularly as relating to suggestions of misogyny in ancient Greece. Although Plato seems to favour women, male domination ... More


Jean Echenoz: problematic patterns and symbolic violence

Ruth Cruickshank

in Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571758
eISBN:
9780191721793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571758.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines patterns of crisis in the 1990s prose fictions of Goncourt prize winner Echenoz. Countering contradictory critiques of Echenoz as epitome or observer of postmodernity, it ... More


Conclusion

Ruth Cruickshank

in Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571758
eISBN:
9780191721793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571758.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Noting their prescience regarding 9/11 and the 21st‐century crisis of global capitalism, the Conclusion shows how the texts analysed afford critical purchase on the global market, and on French ... More


Elements of a Gender-Sensitive Ethics for Psychiatry

Jennifer Radden and John Z. Sadler

in The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389371
eISBN:
9780199866328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389371.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The centrality of culture and particularly gender to psychiatry and to the psychiatric project are demonstrated in Chapter 4. (Factors given attention include the cultural associations linking male ... More


Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Louise Barnett

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Building upon recent research on the history of women, this book examines Swift, both as man and writer, in terms of women: women as intimates, acquaintances, subjects of satire, and those who wrote ... More


The Question of Misogyny

Louise Barnett

in Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The first case of misogyny given in the OED is from a dictionary called Glossographia, published in 1656. Here, it is defined as “the hatred or contempt of women,” a concise and reasonable ... More


Women “Between the Empires” and “Between the Lines”

Stephanie W. Jamison

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In defining the territory “between the empires” and its relations with women's history, this chapter concentrates on dharma texts and texts that reflect and complement them, namely, the Arthaśāstra ... More


Introduction

Alcuin Blamires

in The Case for Women in Medieval Culture

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186304
eISBN:
9780191674501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186304.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to make a mild ‘case’ for women in medieval culture. It argues that the case for women has been slow to achieve recognition ... More


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