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Representing medieval genders and sexualities in Europe [electronic resource] : construction, transformation, and subversion, 600-1530 / edited by Elizabeth L'Estrange, Alison More.

Contributor(s): L'Estrange, Elizabeth | More, Alison, 1975-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xv, 202 p.).ISBN: 9781409409878 (electronic bk.); 1409409872 (electronic bk.); 9781409409885 (electronic bk.); 1409409880 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Gender identity -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 | Sex customs -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 | Gender identity -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources | Sex customs -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources | Europe -- Social life and customs | Europe -- Social conditions -- To 1492 | Europe -- Intellectual life | Europe -- Religious life and customs | Art and society -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 | Popular culture -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies | Art and society -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 | Europe -- Intellectual life | Europe -- Religious life and customs | Europe -- Social conditions -- To 1492 | Europe -- Social life and customs | Gender identity -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources | Gender identity -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 | Popular culture -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 | Sex customs -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources | Sex customs -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 | Social ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Representing medieval genders and sexualities in Europe.DDC classification: 305.304/0902 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1 Representing Medieval Genders and Sexualities in Europe; 2 'What, after all, is a male virgin?'; 3 Convergence, Conversion, and Transformation; 4 Constructing Political Rule, Transforming Gender Scripts; 6 Representing Gender Identity; 7 Constructing Female Sanctity in Late Medieval Naples; 8 Topsy-Turvy Gender Relations in Fifteenth-Century Italian Households; 9 Fashioning Female Humanist Scholarship; 10 Mightier than the Sword; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: Engaging with current academic debates over the complexities and pluralities of gender identity in the Middle Ages, this volume is one of the first collections to show how the themes of gender construction, subversion and transformation are applicable to a wide range of fields. The methodologies used in this volume are relevant both to specialists of the Middle Ages and early modern periods, and to scholars working more broadly in fields that draw on contemporary gender studies.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Description based on print version record.

Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1 Representing Medieval Genders and Sexualities in Europe; 2 'What, after all, is a male virgin?'; 3 Convergence, Conversion, and Transformation; 4 Constructing Political Rule, Transforming Gender Scripts; 6 Representing Gender Identity; 7 Constructing Female Sanctity in Late Medieval Naples; 8 Topsy-Turvy Gender Relations in Fifteenth-Century Italian Households; 9 Fashioning Female Humanist Scholarship; 10 Mightier than the Sword; Bibliography; Index;

Engaging with current academic debates over the complexities and pluralities of gender identity in the Middle Ages, this volume is one of the first collections to show how the themes of gender construction, subversion and transformation are applicable to a wide range of fields. The methodologies used in this volume are relevant both to specialists of the Middle Ages and early modern periods, and to scholars working more broadly in fields that draw on contemporary gender studies.

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