Fall 2000


Abbott, Christopher, Julian of Norwich: Autobiography and Theology, Studies in Medieval Mysticism, v. 2 (Boydell & Brewer, 1999).

Angèle de Foligno: le dossier, édité par Giulia Barone et Jacques Dalarun, Collection de l'École Française de Rome 255 (École       française  de Rome, 1999).

Contents: Attilio Bartoli Langeli, "Il codice di Assisi, ovvero il Liber sororis Lelle," 7-27; Emore Paoli, "Le due redazioni del Liber: il perché di una riscrittura," 29-70; Paolo Mariani, "Liber e contesto: codici miscellanei a confronto," 71-144; Pascale Bourgain, "Angèle de Foligno: le latin du Liber," 145-167; Bruno Clément, "Les moindres parcelles de la vérité: la rhétorique du Liber," 169-184; Barbara Faes de Mottoni, "Gli angeli nel Liber," 185-202; Romana Guarnieri, "Santa Angela? Angela, Ubertino e lo spiritualismo francescano: prime ipotesi sulla Peroratio," 203-265; Mario Sensi, "Foligno all' incrocio delle strade," 267-292; Maria Pia Alberzoni, "L' 'approbatio': curia romana, Ordine minoritica e Liber," 292-318; Alfonso Marin, "Ubertino e Angela: l' Arbor vitae e il Liber," 319-344; Alain de Libera, "Angèle de Foligno et la mystique 'féminine': éléments pour un typologie," 345-371; Giulia Barone, "Il valore storico del Liber," 373-384; Roberto Rusconi, "Una donna e un libro tra Lione e Vienne," 385-391; Anna Venvenui, "Angela da Foligno cercasi," 385-391.

Baltzer, Rebecca A., "The little office of the Virgin and Mary's role at Paris," in The divine office in the Middle Ages, edited by Margot      E. Fassler and Rebecca A. Baltzer (Oxford University Press, 2000), 463-484.

Beresford, Andrew M., "'Cortol la cabeça e atola del petral ca la querie dar en donas a Galiana': on the relationship between death       and sexuality in four epic legends," in Textos épicos castellanos: problemas de edición y crítica, edited by David G. Pattison,      Papers of the Medieval Hispanic Research Seminar 20 (Department of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary and Westfield College     [London], 2000), 41-63.

The body and the soul in medieval literature, edited by Piero Boitani and Anna Torti (Boydell & Brewer, 1999).

Contents: Pamela Joseph Benson, "Gualdrada's two bodies: female and civic virtue in medieval Florence," 1-15; N. S. Thompson, "Man's flesh and woman's spirit in the Decameron and the Canterbury tales," 17-29; Jon Whitman, "The body and the struggle for the soul of romance: La queste del saint graal," 31-61; Jerome Mandel, "Polymorphous sexualites in Chrétien de Troyes and Sir Thomas Malory," 63-78; Barbara Nolan, "Promiscuous fictions: medieval bawdy tales and their textual liaisons," 79-105; Yasunari Takada, "'Commne profit' and libidinal dissemination in Chaucer," 107-121; Yvette Marie Marchand, "Towards a psychosomatic view of human nature: Chaucer, Spenser, Burton," 123-144; Robert F. Yeager, "The body politic and the politics of bodies in John Gower," 145-165; Joerg O. Fichte, "Foxe's Acts and monuments: the spirit's triumph over the flesh," 167-180; John Kerrigan, "Mrs. Thatcher's Pearl," 181-199.

Canitz, A. E. Christa, "Courtly hagiomythography and Chaucer's tripartite genre critique in the Legend of good women," in From Araby      to Engelond, edited by A. E. Christa Canitz and Gernot R. Wieland (University of Ottawa Press, 1999), 131-153.

Catherine of Siena, The letters of Catherine of Siena, vol. 1, translated by Suzanne Noffke, 2nd ed., Medieval and Renaissance Texts      Studies, v. 202 (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2000).

Cavallini, Giuliana, OP, Catherine of Siena, Outstanding Christian Thinkers series (Champman, 1998).

Christians, Muslims, and Jews in medieval and early modern Spain, edited by Mark D. Myerson and Edward D. English, Notre Dame      Conferences in Medieval Studies 8 (University of Notre Dame Press, 1999).

Partial contents: David Nirenberg, "Religious and sexual boundaries in the medieval Crown of Aragon," 141-160; Renée Melamud, "Crypto-Jewish women facing the Spanish Inquisition transmitting religious practices, beliefs, and attitudes," 197-219; Mary Elizabeth Perry, "Moriscas and the limits of assimilation," 274-289.

Connolly, Margaret, "A London widow's psalter: Beatrice Cornburgh and Alexander Turnbull Library's MS MSR-01 [Wellington, New      Zealand]," in Sources, exemplars, and copy texts: influence and transmission, edited by William Marx, Trivium 31 (1999), 101-116.

Cosman, Madeleine Pelner, Women at work in medieval Europe (Facts on File, 2000).

Devroey, Jean-Pierre, "Men and women in early medieval serfdom: the ninth-century Frankish evidence," Past & Present, 166      (February 2000), 3-30.

Faces of the feminine in ancient, medieval, and modern India, edited by Mandakranta Bose (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Part II [medieval]: Women and power: Madhu Khanna, "The goddess-woman equation in Sakta tantras," 109-123; Leslie Orr, "Women's wealth and worship: female patronage of Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism in medieval Tamilnadu," 124-147; Manasi Dasgupta and Mandakranta Bose, "The goddess-woman nexus in popular religious practice," 148-161; Nancy Martin-Kershaw, "Mirabai in the academy and the politics of identity," 162-182; Nabaneeta Dev Sen, "Candravati Ramayana: feminizing the Rama-tale," 183-191; Eleanor Zelliot, "Women saints in medieval Maharashtra," 192-200; Mriducchanda Palit, "Powers behind the throne: women in early Mughal politics," 201-212.

Foehr-Janssens, Yasmina, La veuve en majesté: deuil et savoir au féminine dans la littérature médiévale, Publications romanes et françaises, v. 226 (Droz, 2000).

Gleba, Gudrun, Reformpraxis und materielle Kultur: Westfälische Fraunenklöster im späten Mittelalter, Historische Studien, Bd. 462      (Matthiesen Verlag, 2000).

Griesinger, Emily. "Faith and feminism in the Middle Ages: the spirituality of Hildegard of Bingen," in Medieval Germany: associations      and delineations, edited by Nancy van Deusen, Claremont Cultural Studies (Institute of Medieval Music, 2000), 113-136.

Harrison, Dick, The age of abbesses and queens: gender and political culture in early medieval Europe (Nordic Academic Press,      1998).

Kettle, Ann J., "'Behaving badly': Lichfield women in the later Middle Ages," in Staffordshire histories: essays in honour of Michael      Greenslade, edited by Philip Morgan and A. D. M. Phillips, Collections for a history of Staffordshire, 4th series, vol. 19      (Staffordshire Record Society and the Centre for Local History, University of Keele, 1999), 67-81.

Klinck, Anne L., "The oldest folk poetry? Medieval women's song as 'popular' lyric," in From Araby to Engelond, edited by Christa      Canitz and Gernot R. Wieland (University of Ottawa Press, 1999), 229-249.

La Rocca, Cristina and Luigi Provero, "The dead and their gifts: the will of Eberhard, Count of Friuli, and his wife Gisela, daughter of      Louis the Pious (863-864)," in Rituals of power from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages, edited by Frans Theuws and Janet L.      Nelson, The transformation of the Roman world, v. 8 (Brill, 2000), 225-280.

Luff, Robert, "Schreiben im Exil: Der 'Liber manualis' der fränkischen Adligen Dhuoda," Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch, Bd. 35.2 (2000),      249-266.

Matilda of Tuscany [1046-1115], Urkunden und Briefe der Markgräfin Mathilde von Tuszien, heraus. von Elke Goez und Werner Goez,      Monumenta Germania Historica: Diplomatica: [5], Laienfürsten- und Dynastenurkunden der Kaiserzeit; 2 (Hahnsche      Buchhandlung, 1998).

Miller, Julie B., "Eroticized violence in medieval women's mystical literature: a call for a feminist critique," Journal of feminist studies      in religion 15:2 (Fall 1999), 25-49.

New Trends in feminine spirituality: the holy women of Liège and their impact, edited by Juliette Dor, Lesley Johnson, and Jocelyn      Wogan-Browne, Medieval women: texts and contexts, 2 (Brepols, 1999).

Contents: Jocelyn Wogan-Browne and Marie-Élisabeth Henneau, "Introduction: Liège, the medieval 'woman question', and the question of medieval women," 2 maps, 1-32; Anne Blonstein, "Juliana: a mass of dying notes," 33-34; Barbara Newman, "Devout women and demoniacsin the world of Thomas of Cantimpré," 35-60; Else Marie Wiberg Pedersen, "The incarnation of Beatrice of Nazareth's theology," 61-79; Alexandra Barratt, "Undutiful daughters and metaphorical mothers among the Beguines," 81-104; Anna Blonstein, "Ida: O those days of magic," 105; Penny Galloway, "Neither miraculous or astonishing: the devotional practice of Beguine communities in French Flanders," 107-127; Brenda Bolton, "Thirteenth-century religious women: further reflections on the Low Countries' 'special case'," 129-157; Bridget Morris, "Birgittines and Beguines in medieval Sweden," 159-175; Marjorie Curry Woods, "Shared books: primers, psalters, and the adult acquisition of literacy among devout laywomen and women in Orders in late medieval England," 1 plate, 177-193; Carolyne Larrington, "Representing the presentation: the Candlemas vision and Marie d' Oignes' role in its dissemination," 195-214; Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker, "The prime of their lives: women and age, wisdom and religious careers in northern Europe," 215-236; Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, "Satrical views of the Beguines in northern French literature," 237-249; Katie Normington, "Dreams made public? Juliana of Mont Cornillon and Dame Procula," 252-267; Jane Chance, "Speaking In propria persona: authorizing the subject as a political act in late medieval feminine spirituality," 269-294; Anne Blonstein, "Margaret: and they call it the valley of passion," 295-296; Ulrike Wiethaus, "Female spirituality, medieval women, and commercialism in the United States," 297-314; Luce Irigaray, "The way of the feminine" [orig. published as La voie du féminin" in Le jardin clos de l' âme], trans. by David Macey, 4 plates, 315-328; Antonia Lacey, "Gendered language and teh mystic voice: reading from Luce Irigaray to Catherine of Siena," 329-342; Anna Blonstein, "Yvette: the old estate of not turning away," 343-344.

O Catháin, Séamus, "The festival of Birgit the holy woman," Celtica 23 (1999), 231-260.

This volume of Celtica honors the memory of James Patrick Carney. The focus of the contributions is Old Irish literature; feminist analysis appears to be absent. Andrew Breeze's "The blessed Virgin and the sunbeam through glass," 19-29 and John Carey's "Transmutations of immortality in 'The lament of the old woman of Beare'," 30-37 do discuss the development of literary images carried by female figures. There may be more of this sort of contribution, but one would have to be familiar with Old Irish language and literature ot spot them.

Poor, Sara S., "Historicizing canonicity: tradition and the invisible talen of Mechthild von Magdeburg," in Women in German yearbook      15 (University of Nebraska Press, 2000).

"Por le soie amisté": essays in honor of Norris J. Lacy, edited by Keith Busby and Catherine N. Jones, Faux titre, no. 183 (Rodopi, 2000).

Includes: Glyn S. Burgess, "Women in the Fouke le Fitz Waryn," 75-93; Carol Chase, "Whatever happened to Hector's amie? Love, marraige, and land in the prose Lancelot," 129-147; Hans-Erich Keller," Richeut ou la lutte éternelle entre les sexes," 247-255; Christopher Kleinhenz, "Erotismo e carnalità nella poesia italiana del due e trecento," 293-310; Anne P. Longley, "The Lady of the Lake: Lancelot's mirror of self-knowledge, 311-321; Peggy McCracken, "Damsels and severed heads: more on linking in the Perlesvaus," 339-355; Hans R. Runte, "Marie de France's courtly fables," 453-462; Barbara N. Sargent-Baur, "Philippe de Remi's 'Conte de fole larguesce': a fabliau with a difference," 463-474; Jane H. M. Taylor, "Translation as reception: Boccaccio's De mulieribus claris and Des cleres et nobles femmes," 491-507.

Rousseau, Constance M. "'Pater urbis et orbis': Innocent III and his perspectives on fatherhood," Archivum historiae pontificiae 37      (1999), 25-37.

Senefiance no. 43 (2000). Le beau et le laid au Moyen Âge [papers presented at the 24th Colloque oof the Centre Universitaire d'      Études et Recherches Médiévales d' Aix, Université de Provence].

Includes Françoise Clier Colombani, "Le beau et le laid dans le Roman de Mélusine,"; Dulce Maria Gonzalez Doreste, "La représentation du beau et du laid dans Le roman de la rose," 155-175.

Serrano Larráyoz, Fernando, "La casa y la mesa de la reina Blanca de Navarre (1433)," Anuario de estudios medievales 30/1 (2000),      157-233.

Sturges, Robert S., Chaucer's pardoner and gender theory: bodies of discourse (St. Martin's Press, 2000).

Wolf, Kirsten, ed., The Old Norse legend of Saint Barbara, Studies and texts, 134 (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies [Toronto],      2000).

Women in Scotland c1100-c1750, edited by Elizabeth Ewan and Maureen Meikle (Tuckwell Press, 1999).

Includes: R. Andrew McDonald, "The foundation and patronage of nunneries by native elites in twelfth- and early thirteenth-century Scotland," 3-15; Audrey-Beth Fitch, "Power through purity: the virgin martyrs and women's salvation in pre-Reformation Scotland," 16-28; Priscilla Bawcutt and Bridget Henisch, "Scots abroad in the fifteenth century: the Princesses Margaret, Isabella and Eleanor," 45-55.

Zatta, Jane, "The Vie seinte Osith: hagiography and politics in Anglo-Norman England," Studies in philology XCVI (Fall 1999), 367-393.


Barnhouse, Rebecca, Recasting the past: the Middle Ages in young adult literature (Boynton/Cook, 2000).

Evaluates representations of the medieval world in fiction for adolescents aimed primarily at identifying reasonably accurate depictions of the Middle Ages for use in history and literature classes.

Carney, Elizabeth Donnelly, Women and monarchy in Macedonia (University of Oklahoma Press, 2000).

Cole, Mary Hill, The portable Queen: Elizabeth I and the politics of ceremony, Massachusetts studies in early modern culture (University of Massachusetts Press, 1999).

Elizabeth I, Queen of England, Elizabeth I: collected works, edited by Leah S. Marcus, Janet Mueller, and Mary Beth Rose (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

Keller, John E. and Cash, Annette Grant, Daily life depicted in the Cantigas de Santa Maria, Studies in romance languages; 44 (University Press of Kentucky, 1998).

While not focused on women, this book includes a section of color plates illustrating 13th-century Spanish material culture.

Representations of gender from prehistory to the present, edited by Moira Donald and Linda Hurcombe, Studies in gender & material culture (Macmillan/St. Martin's, 2000).

Rheubottom, David, Age, marriage, and politics in fifteenth-century Ragusa, Oxford studies in cultural and social anthropology (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Very anthropological analysis of kinship and politics in Ragusa's ruling class but does include a chapter (6) on "Betrothal order, dowry, and the 'sisters first' principle," 80-101.

Salmon, Pierre, La limitation des naissances dans la société romaine, Collection Latomus; v. 250 (Société d' Études latines de Bruxelles, 1999).