Medieval Feminist Forum Bibliography

Spring 2001





Bak, János, "La noblesse dans l’Europe centrale au Moyen Âge et au début de
l’époque moderne," in La noblesse dans les territoires angevins à la fin du
Moyen Âge [Colloque, Univ. d’Angers, 3-6 juin 1998], edited by Noël Coulet and
Jean-Michel Matz, 149-158, Collection de l’École française de Rome 275, (École
française de Rome, 2000).Describes a project at the Central European University to
collect and analyze data on the lower nobility of Central and Eastern Europe. 
Beattie, Cordelia, "The problem of women’s work identities in post Black Death
England," in The problem of labour in fourteenth-century England, edited
by James Bothwell, P.J.P. Goldberg, and W.M. Ormrod, 1-19 (York
Medieval Press, 2000).
Bethlehem, Ulrike, "Double standards in medieval Arthurian literature: the odd triangle
and the emergence of a literary genre," in Double standards in the ancient and
medieval world, edited by Karla Pollmann, 77-93, Göttinger Forum für Altertums-
wissenschaften. Beihefte; bd. 1 (Duehrkohp & Radicke, 2000).

Brundage, James A., "Domestic violence in classical canon law," in Violence in medieval

society, edited by Richard W. Kaeuper, 183-195, (Boydell, 2000).
Buck, R. A., "Women and Language in the Anglo-Saxon Leechbooks," Women and
Language 23:2 (Fall 2000): 41-50.
Carr, Annemarie Weyl, "Threads of authority: the Virgin Mary’s veil in the Middle Ages,"
in Robes and honor: the medieval world of investiture, edited by Stewart
Gordon, 59-93, New Middle Ages series (Palgrave, 2001).
Christine de Pizan 2000: studies on Christine de Pizan in honour of Angus J.
Kennedy, edited by John Campbell and Nadia Margolis, Faux titre; no. 196,
Rodopi, 2000).
(All notes appear in the back of the book)
Contents: John Campbell, "Angus J. Kennedy," 15-19 and "Angus J. Kennedy: list
of publications," 21-27; Nadia Margolis, "Christine at 600," 31-45, 301-303;
Barbara K. Altmann, "Through the byways of lyric and narrative: the Voiage
d’oultremer in the ballade cycles of Christine de Pizan," 49-64, 303-306; Rosalind
Grant-Brown, "Christine de Pizan: feminist linguist avant la lettre?," 65-76, 306-
307; Peter V. Davies, "’Si bas suis qu’ a peine/releveray’: Christine de Pizan’s use
of enjambement," 77-90, 308-315; Liliane Dulac, "Quelques élements d’une
poétique de l’exemple dans le Corps de policie," 91-104, 316-317; Andrea W.
Tarnowski, "Perspectives on the Advision," 105-114, 317-318; Jane H. M. Taylor,
"Mimesis meets artifice: two lyrics by Christine de Pizan," 115-122, 319-320;
Glynnis M. Cropp, "Christine de Pizan and Alexander the Great," 125-134, 320-
322; Thelma S. Fenster, "Christine at Carnant: reading Christine de Pizan reading
Chrétien de Troyes’s Erec et Enide," 135-148, 322-324; Bernard Ribémont,
"Christine de Pizan et la figure de la mère," 149-161, 324; Kenneth Varty,
"Christine’s guided tour of the Sale merveilleuse: on reactions to reading and
being guided round mediaeval murals in real and imaginary buildings," 163-173,
325; Gilbert Ouy and Christine M. Reno, "Où mène le Chemin de long estude?:
Christine de Pizan, Ambrogio Migli, et les ambitions impériales de Louis d’Orléans
ms. BNF fr. 1643)," 177-195, 325-328; Earl Jeffrey Richards, "Christine de Pizan
and Jean Gerson: an intellectual friendship," 197-208, 328-330; Charity Cannon
"The Dominican abbey of Poissy in 1400," 209-218, 330-331; Eric Hicks,
"Excerpts and originality: authorial purpose in the Fais et bonnes meurs," 221-
231, 331-334; James C. Laidlaw, "Maurice Roy (1856-1932) and Christine de
Pizan," 233-250, 334-336; Nadia Margolis, "The poem’s progress: Christine’s
Autres balades no. 42 and the fortunes of a text," 251-262, 336-338; Gianni
Mombello, "Pour la réception de Christine de Pizan en Italie: L’arte del rimare de
Giovanni M. Barbieri," 263-281, 338-347; Lori Walters, "’Translating’ Petrarch:
Cité des dames II.7.1, Jean Daudin, and vernacular authority," 283-297, 347-350;
Index of manuscripts, 413-414.
Crabb,Ann, The Strozzi of Florence: widowhood and family solidarity in the Renaissance
[Allesandra Strozzi, 1407-1471] (University of Michigan Press, 2000).

Crossing the bridge: comparative essays on medieval European and Heian Japanese

women writers, edited by Barbara Stevenson and Cynthia Ho, The new Middle
Ages series (Palgrave, 2000).
Contents: H. Richard Okada, "Speaking for: surrogates and The tale of Genji,"
5-27; Barbara Stevenson, "Re-visioning the widow Christine de Pizan, 29-44;
Joshua S. Mostow, "On becoming Ukifune: autobiographical heroines in Heian
and Kamakura literature," 45-60; Nanda Hopenwasser and Signe Wegener, "Vox
matris: the influence of St. Birgitta’s Revelations on The book of Margery Kempe:
St. Birgitta and Margery Kempe as wives and mothers, 61-85; S. Lea Millay, "The
voice of the court woman poet," 91-116; John R. Wallace, "Romantic entreaty in
The Kagero diary and The letters of Abelard and Heloise," 117-132; Cynthia Ho,
"Words alone cannot express: epistles in Marie de France and Murasaki
Shikibu," 133-152; Carol E. Harding, "’True lovers’: love and irony in Murasaki
Shikibu Christine de Pizan, "153-173; Marco D. Roman, "Reclaiming the self
through silence: The Riverside Counselor’s stories and the Lais of Marie de
France, "175-188; Mara Miller, "The lady in the garden: subjects and objects
in an ideal world," 189-211.
Dangler, Jean, Mediating fictions: literature, women healers, and the go-between
in medieval and early modern Iberia (Bucknell University Press, 2001).
Diemling, Maria, "The image of women in the writings of Victor of Carben," Proceedings
of the twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July 29-August 5,
1997. Division B: History of the Jewish people, 91-100, (World Union of Jewish
Studies, 2000).
El Kholi, Susann, "Between claim and reality: the clergy in the correspondence of
Hildegard of Bingen," in Double standards in the ancient and
medieval world, edited by Karla Pollmann, 167-183, Göttinger Forum für
Altertums-wissenschaften. Beihefte; bd. 1 (Duehrkohp & Radicke, 2000).
Extraordinary women of the medieval and Renaissance world: a biographical
dictionary, Carole Levin, Debra Barrett-Graves, Jo Eldridge Carney, W.M.
Spellman, Gwynne Kennedy, and Stephanie Witham (Greenwood Press, 2000).
70 biographical articles on some medieval and early modern women. Carole
Levin’s introduction states "[We] deliberately chose not to include women of
the time who are most famous today . . .. Some of the women included here are
fairly well known, whereas others are quite obscure (xiv)." The former include
women such as Anne Askew, Christina Markyate, Marguerite Porete, and Mary
Wroth; the latter Margherita Datini, Hürrem Sultan, Nzinga, Queen of Angola,
Sei Shonagon, and Levina Teerlinc. Appendices of women by area of interest
or occupation and by country or region, and a timeline.
Fleming, Peter, Family and household in medieval England, Social history in
perspective series (Palgrave, 2001).

French, Katherine L., The people of the parish : community life in a late medieval Englifsh diocese

(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001).
Gendering the Middle Ages, Gender & History 12:3 (November 2000) special issue,
edited by Pauline Stafford and Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker.
Contents: Kate Cooper and Conrad Leyser, "The gender of grace: impotence, servitude,
and manliness in the fifth-century West," 536-551; Julia M.H. Smith,"Did women have a transformation
in the Roman world?," 552-571; Leslie Brubaker and Helen Tobler, "The gender of money:
Byzantine empresses on coins (324-802)," 572-594; Eva M. Synek, "'Ex utroque sexu
fidelium tres ordines' -- the status of women in early medieval canon law," 595-621;
Patricia Skinner, "'Halt! Be men!': Sikelgaita of Salerno, gender and the Norman conquest of southern Italy,"
622-641; Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker, "The metamorphosis of women: transmission of knowledge
and the problem of gender," 642-664; Rosalynn Voaden and Stephanie Volf, "Visions of my youth:
representations of the childhood of medieval visionaries," 665-684; Ludwig Schmugge, "Female
petitioners in the papal Penitentiary,"685-703; Cordula Nolte, "Gendering princely
dynasties: some notes on family structure, social networks, and communication at the courts
of the Margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach around 1500," 704-721; thematic book review essays
by Janet L. Nelson, "Gender, memory and social power," 722-734; Katherine J. Lewis,
"Gender and sanctity in the Middle Ages," 735-744; S.H. Rigby, "Gendering the
Black Death: women in later medieval England," 745-754; and Felicity Riddy, "Nunneries,
communities and the revaluation of domesticity," 755-762.
Hanawalt, Barbara A., "Violence in the domestic milieu of late medieval England,"
in Violence in medieval society, edited by Richard W. Kaeuper, 197-214,
(Boydell, 2000).
Howey, Ann F., Rewriting the women of Camelot: Arthurian popular fiction and
feminism, Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy; no. 93
(Greenwood Press, 2001).
Ives, Margaret and Almut Suerbaum, "The Middle Ages," in A history of women’s
writing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, edited by Jo Catling, 13-26
(University of Cambridge Press, 2000.
Jacquin, Gérard, "Éducation et culture de la noblesse en Anjou au XIVe siècle:
le Livre du chevalier de la Tour Landry pour l’enseignement de ses
filles (1371)," in La noblesse dans les territoires angevins à la fin du
Moyen Âge [Colloque, Univ. d’Angers, 3-6 juin 1998], edited by Noël Coulet and
Jean-Michel Matz, 677-688, Collection de l’École française de Rome 275, (École
française de Rome, 2000).
Jussen, Bernhard, Der Name der Witwe: Erkundungen zur Semantik de
mittelalterlichen Bußkultur, Veröffentlichungen des Max-Planck-
Institutes für Geschichte; 158 (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000.
Kay, Sarah, "The sublime body of the martyr: violence in early Romance saints
lives," in Violence in medieval sociey, edited by Richard W. Kaeuper,
3-20, (Boydell, 2000).
Keller, Hildegard Elisabeth, My secret is mine: studies on religion and eros in
the German Middle Ages, Studies in spirituality supplements; 4 (Peeters,
Kelly, Kathleen Coyne, Performing virginity and testing chastity in the Middle
Ages, Routledge research in medieval studies (Routledge, 2000).
Koslin, Désirée, The robe of simplicity: initiation, robing, and veiling of nuns in the
Middle Ages," in Robes and honor, edited by Stewart Gordon, 255-274 (Palgrave,
Melammed, Renée Levine, "Castilian conversas at work," Proceedings of the twelfth
World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July 29-August 5, 1997. Division B: History of the Jewish people, 101-107, (World Union of Jewish Studies, 2000).
Merceron, Jacques E., "De l’hagiographie ‘a la chanson d’aventures: l’image de
sainte Bathilde reine de France," in Ce nous dist li escris . . . che est la
verite, 193-206, Senfiance; no. 45 (Centre universitaire détudes et de
recherches médiévales d’Aix, 2000).
Nassiet, Michel, Parenté, noblesse et états dynastiques XVe-XVIe siècles, Recherches
d’histoire & de sciences sociales; v. 90 (École des Hautes Études en Sciences
sociales, 2000).
Peters, Christine, "Gender, sacrament and ritual: the making and meaning of
marriage in late medieval and early modern England," Past & Present, no. 169
(November 2000), 63-96.
Petit, Aimé, "Le premier portrait féminin dans le roman du Moyen Âge: les filles
d’Adraste dans le Roman de Thèbes," in Convergences médiévales: Épopée,
lyric, roman, edited by Nadine Henrard, Paola Moreno, Martine Thiry-Stassin,
Bibliothèque du Moyen Âge; 19, 377-388, (De Boeck, 2001).
Riccoboni, Bartolomea, Life and death in a Venetian convent: the chronicle and
necrology of Corpus Domini, 1395-1436, edited and translated by Daniel
Bornstein (University of Chicago Press, 2000).
Rousseau, Constqnce M., "Pregnant with meaning: Pope Innocent III’s
construction of motherhood," in Pope Innocent III and his world, edited by
John C. Moore, 101-112, (Ashgate, 1999).
Sághy, Marianne, "Les femmes de la noblesse angevine en Hongrie," in La noblesse
dans les territoires angevins à la fin du Moyen Âge [Colloque, Univ. d’Angers, 3-6 juin 1998],
edited by Noël Coulet and Jean-Michel Matz, 677-688, Collection de l’École française de Rome 275, (École
française de Rome, 2000).
Schlotheuber, Eva, "’Nullum regimen difficilius et periculosius est regimine feminarum’:
Die Begegnung des Beichtvaters Frederik van Heilo mit den Nonnen in der
Devotio moderna," in Spätmittelalterliche Frömmigkeit zwischen Ideal und Praxis,
edited by Berndt Hamm and Thomas Lentes, Spätmittelalter und Reformation,
Neue Reihe; 15 (Mohr Siebeck, 2001), 45-84.
Seegets, Petra, "Leben und Streben in spätmittelalterlichen Frauenklöstern,"
in Spätmittelalterliche Frömmigkeit zwischen Ideal und Praxis, 24-44.
Signori, Gabriela, Vorsorgen—Vererben—Erinnern: Kinder- und familienlose Erblasser in
der städtischen Gesellschaft des Spätmittelalters, Veröffentlichungen des
Max-Planck-Instituts für Geschichte; no. 160, (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2001).
Stafford, Pauline, "Queens and treasure in the early Middle Ages," in Treasure in the
medieval West, edited by Elizabeth M.Tyler, 61-82 (York Medieval Press, 2000).
Tallen, Cheryl, "Structures of power available to two Jewish wo0).men in thirteenth-
century England," Proceedings of the twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies,
Jerusalem, July 29-August 5, 1997. Division B: History of the Jewish people, 85-
90, (World Union of Jewish Studies, 2000).
Warren, Nancy Bradley, Spiritual economies: female monasticism in later medieval
England, Middle Ages series (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001).
Women and miracle stories, edited by Anne-Marie Korte, Studies in the history of
religions (Brill, 2001).
Partial contents: Magda Misset-van de Weg, "Magic, miracle and miracle
workers in the Acts of Thecla," 29-52; Giselle de Nie, "Fatherly and
motherly curing in sixth-century Gaul: Saint Radegund’s Mysterium,"
53-86; Jacqueline Borsje, "Women in Columba’s life, as seen through
the eyes of his biographer Adomnán," 87-122; Marcel Poorthuis and
Chana Safrai, "Fresh water for a tired soul: pregnancy and messianic
desire in a medieval Jewish document from Sicily," 123-144; Anke E.
Passenier, "The life of Christina Mirabilis: miracles and the construc-
tion of marginality," 145-178; Marianne Elsakkers, "In pain you shall
bear children (Gen. 3:16): medieval prayers for a safe delivery," 179-



Bourgeois [Boursier], Louise, Récit véritable de la naissance des messeigneurs et
dames les enfans de France [1617] . . . et autres textes, edited by
François Rouget and Colette H. Winn, Textes littéraires français; v. 530,
(Droz, 2000).
Des femmes & des livres: France et Espagne, XIVe-XVIIe siècle, edited by Dominique
de Courcelles and Carmen Val Julián, Ètudes et rencontres de l’Ècole des
chartes; 4 (Ècole des chartes, 1999).
Herrin, Judith, "The imperial feminine in Byzantium," Past & Present, no. 169
(November 2000), 3-35.
Jones, Ann Rosalind and Peter Stallybrass, Renaissance clothing and the materials of
memory (Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Includes, Part II: Gendered habits: ch. 4, "Arachne’s web: Velázquez’s Las
Hilanderas"; ch. 5, "The fate of spinning: Penelope and the Three Fates"; ch. 6,
"The needle and the pen: needlework and the appropriation of printed texts".
Part III: Staging clothes: ch. 8, "Transvestism and the ‘body beneath’:
speculating on the boy actor"; ch. 9 "(In)alienable possessions: Griselda,
clothing, and the exchange of women".
Maddox, Donald, Fictions of identity in medieval France, Cambridge studies in medieval
literature; 43 (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
Chapter 1: "The specular encounter in fictions of reciprocity: the Lais of Marie de
‘This double voice’: gendered writing in early modern England, edited by Danielle Clarke
and Elizabeth Clarke, Early modern literature in history series, (St. Martin’s, 2000.