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The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies: Christine de Pizan's Renaissance Legacy

Susan Groag Bell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234109
eISBN:
9780520928787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234109.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Like a particularly good detective story, this richly textured book follows tantalizing clues in its hunt for a group of missing artistic masterpieces. It opens a new window on the lives of ... More


The gentleman's mistress: Illegitimate relationships and children, 1450-1640

Tim Thornton and Katharine Carlton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526114068
eISBN:
9781526144638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114068.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This is an exploration of the extent and implications of the pre- and extra-marital relationships of the gentry and nobility in the period 1450–1640 in the north of England. It challenges assumptions ... More


Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women: Politics, Personality, and Literary Production in the Life of Nun Abutsu

Christina Laffin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835651
eISBN:
9780824871215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835651.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the world of thirteenth-century Japan through the life of a prolific noblewoman known as Nun Abutsu (1225–1283). Abutsu crossed gender and genre barriers by writing the first ... More


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

Susan M. Johns

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063046
eISBN:
9781781700280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063046.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This is a study of noblewomen in twelfth-century England and Normandy, and of the ways in which they exercised power. It draws on a mix of evidence to offer a reconceptualization of women's role in ... More


Introduction

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/9780719063046.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book explores the place of noblewomen in twelfth-century English and, to a lesser extent, Norman society. It also investigates the roles of noblewomen within lordship and in so doing clarifies ... More


Power and portrayal

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/9780719063046.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the difficulties of analysing images of noblewomen in contradictory sources at a time when the historical discourse was evolving, owing to broader societal cultural shifts. It ... More


Patronage and power

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/9780719063046.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter describes women's participation in spiritual relationships with churchmen. The role of twelfth-century secular noblewomen in procuring, commissioning and selecting literature is ... More


Witnessing

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/9780719063046.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The importance of witnessing as a measure of consent to a transaction is particularly difficult to verify, since the references to consent in charters are inconsistent. The historiography of ... More


Countergifts and affidation

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/9780719063046.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter addresses the importance of material, as distinct from spiritual, countergifts given to secular noblewomen as a guide to their power. The analysis puts into the context of an appraisal ... More


Seals

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/9780719063046.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The secular women's seals present the historian with unique opportunities to study the portrayal of female identity in twelfth-century England. Seals were visual representations of power, and they ... 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


Royal inquests and the power of noblewomen: the Rotuli de Dominabus et Pueris et Puellis de XII Comitatibus of 1185

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/9780719063046.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter investigates the 1185 Rotuli de Dominabus et Pueris et Puellis de XII Comitatibus in order to consider the way that royal authority and the law shaped the experience of noblewomen, but ... More


Conclusion

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/9780719063046.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter reveals that the interaction between gender and social status defined the place and role of noblewomen in society. The role of women as witnesses, as givers and receivers of countergifts ... More


Background and legal framework

Tim Thornton and Katharine Carlton

in The gentleman's mistress: Illegitimate relationships and children, 1450-1640

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526114068
eISBN:
9781526144638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114068.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers definitions of illicit behaviour and bastardy during this period, and the ways in which they shape the sources available to us. It will commence with the theoretical legal ... More


Gentlewomen and their lovers

Tim Thornton and Katharine Carlton

in The gentleman's mistress: Illegitimate relationships and children, 1450-1640

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526114068
eISBN:
9781526144638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114068.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Even if for the gentry and nobility the double-standard was less restrictive of male conduct than, for example, Capp has argued, there is no question that contemporary expectations constrained the ... More


The ‘wronged’ partner

Tim Thornton and Katharine Carlton

in The gentleman's mistress: Illegitimate relationships and children, 1450-1640

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526114068
eISBN:
9781526144638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114068.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter assesses the situation of the wives and husbands of those involved in illicit relationships. Contemporary culture identified the cuckold as a figure of public ridicule; he was judged by ... More


Nun Abutsu and Women’s Writing in Medieval Japan

Christina Laffin

in Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women: Politics, Personality, and Literary Production in the Life of Nun Abutsu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835651
eISBN:
9780824871215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835651.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to trace the life and works of an extraordinary thirteenth-century woman who is known today as Nun Abutsu. By mapping the career of Abutsu and ... More


A Woman’s Guide to Career Success: Nun Abutsu and Court Life in The Nursemaid’s Letter

Christina Laffin

in Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women: Politics, Personality, and Literary Production in the Life of Nun Abutsu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835651
eISBN:
9780824871215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835651.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers Nun Abutsu's early life and what her upbringing and career at court tell us about the lives of women who served as attendants. It focuses on The Nursemaid's Letter, a lengthy ... More


Panaceia's Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany

Alisha Rankin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226925387
eISBN:
9780226925394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925394.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book provides a book-length study of noblewomen's healing activities in early modern Europe. Drawing on rich archival sources, it demonstrates that numerous German noblewomen were deeply ... More


Noble Empirics

Alisha Rankin

in Panaceia's Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226925387
eISBN:
9780226925394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925394.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the notion of the pharmacy of noblewomen. It explains the curing effects in courts and discusses the emergence of medical empiricism. It explains how cures caused by ... More


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