Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe 900 1200

Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe  900 1200

Men may have dominated the pages of literature from the period, but they would not have had half the stories to write about if women had not told them: thus the remembrance of the past was a human experience shared equally between men and ...

Author: Elisabeth Van Houts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349275151

Category: History

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Remembering the past in the Middle Ages is a subject that is usually perceived as a study of chronicles and annals written by monks in monasteries. Following in the footsteps of early Christian historians such as Eusebius and St Augustine, the medieval chroniclers are thought of as men isolated in their monastic institutions, writing about the world around them. As the sole members of their society versed in literacy, they had a monopoly on the knowledge of the past as preserved in learned histories, which they themselves updated and continued. A self-perpetuating cycle of monks writing chronicles, which were read, updated and continued by the next generation, so the argument goes, remained the vehicle for a narrative tradition of historical writing for the rest of the Middle Ages. Elisabeth van Houts forcefully challenges this view and emphasises the collaboration between men and women in the memorial tradition of the Middle Ages through both narrative sources (chronicles, saints' lives and miracles) and material culture (objects such as jewellery, memorial stones and sacred vessels). Men may have dominated the pages of literature from the period, but they would not have had half the stories to write about if women had not told them: thus the remembrance of the past was a human experience shared equally between men and women.
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England in Europe

England in Europe

Monastic Reform as Process: Realities and Representations in Medieval
Flanders, 900–1100. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013. ... Memory and
Gender in Medieval Europe: 9001200. London: Macmillan, 1999. – “A Note on
Jezebel ...

Author: Elizabeth Muir Tyler

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442640726

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Why History

Why History

Vallery-Radot, René, The Life of Pasteur (London: Constable, 1928). van Houts,
Elisabeth, Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe, 9001200 (London:
Palgrave, 1999). van Houts, Elisabeth (ed.), Medieval Memories: Men, Women
and the ...

Author: Donald Bloxham

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ISBN: 9780198858720

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What is the point of history? Why has the study of the past been so important for so long? Why History? A History contemplates two and a half thousand years of historianship to establish how very different thinkers in diverse contexts have conceived their activities, and to illustrate thepurposes that their historical investigations have served. Whether considering Herodotus, medieval religious exegesis, or twentieth-century cultural history, at the core of this work is the way that the present has been conceived to relate to the past. Alongside many changes in technique andphilosophy, Donald Bloxham's book reveals striking long-term continuities in justifications for the discipline.
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Women in Medieval Italian Society 500 1200

Women in Medieval Italian Society 500 1200

Hill , Bridget ' Women ' s history : a study in change , continuity or standing still ? '
, Women ' s History Review , 2 ... Van Houts , Elisabeth , Memory and Gender in
Medieval Europe , 9001200 ( Basingstoke , 1999 ) . Van Houts , Elisabeth ...

Author: Patricia Skinner

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: UVA:X004545668

Category: History

Page: 230

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In this first book to explore women's lives in medieval Italy from the sixth to the thirteenth centuries, Patricia Skinner outlines the development of women's history in Italy before exploring medieval sources for their lives. She conveys the rich variety of women's lives and experiences through new readings of the source material and newly-translated excerpts. The book is arranged chronologically, and each chapter includes a brief political overview together with a focus on key female figures in Italian history, mainly rulers, who have been neglected by surveys of medieval European women. In contrast to many treatments, the book includes substantial comparisons between the northern and southern halves of the peninsula. It also challenges some of the standard historiography on medieval Italy by demonstrating that women often did not benefit from the so-called advances in Italian political and social structures.
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Gender Miracles and Daily Life

Gender  Miracles  and Daily Life

Women held inferior legal status and their legal capacities were commonly
restricted in late medieval Europe . ... Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe ,
900-1200 ( Houndmills : MacMillan Press , 1999 ) ; and Medieval Memories , ed .
by ...

Author: Sari Katajala-Peltomaa

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: UCBK:C110217897

Category: History

Page: 312

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Interaction with the saints was central to the everyday life of medieval Christians. The process of praying to a heavenly intercessor not only involved private devotion but was also intrinsically connected with society at large. It required the individual to communicate and negotiate both with the saint and within a group of devotees, thereby exposing social processes such as community dynamics and the construction of gender. Considering these issues and others, Gender, Miracles, and Daily Life focuses on the depositions of the canonization processes of Thomas Cantilupe (1307) and Nicholas of Tolentino (1325). It explores how ordinary laypeople understood the daily responsibilities that determined their relationship to the saints and articulates how their shared narratives contributed to the rituals which surrounded a miracle. This material has been little explored by scholars, yet offers a vivid and colourful insight into the world of men and women in the fourteenth century.
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The Figure of a Hero

The Figure of a Hero

Reading Metaphor in the "New History" of the Twelfth Century Christopher
Langdon Freeman ... Elisabeth van Houts , Memory and Gender in Medieval
Europe , 900-1200 ( Toronto , 1999 ) , develops the idea of selective memory as
a primary ...

Author: Christopher Langdon Freeman

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ISBN: MINN:31951P01048072I

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Anglo Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History

Anglo Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History

Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe , 9001200 , Basingstoke : Macmillan .
Whitelock , D . ( ed . and trans . ) 1979 . English Historical Documents , Volume I ,
c . 500 - 1042 , 2nd edit . , London : Eyre Methuen . Wicker , N . 2003 .

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Rendezvous

Rendezvous

( Oxford Medieval Texts , 2 vols , Oxford 1992 - 5 ) ; Local and Regional
Chronicles , Typologie des sources du moyen age occidental ( Turnhout , 1995 ) ;
Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe 900 - 1200 ( London 1999 ) ; History
and Family ...

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ISBN: IND:30000081043535

Category: English language

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Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

... of memory Schuster , E . Hope against hope Sherman , D . J . The construction
of memory in interwar France Wood , N . Vectors of memory Memory , False See
False memory syndrome Memory and gender in medieval Europe , 900 - 1200 .

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Feminist Periodicals

Feminist Periodicals

... Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe 9001200 ( 1999 ) ; Lynda Garland ,
Byzantine Empresses : Women and Power in Byzantium AD 527 - 1204 ( 1999 )
Gender and Sanctity in the Middle Ages KATHERINE J . LEWIS 735 John ...

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A U M L A

A U M L A

REVIEWS Elisabeth van Houts , Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe 900 -
1200 . Toronto : University of Toronto Press , 1999 . to accept the challenge to
thorship in med At the heart of Houts ' s text on memory and gender is an inquiry
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ISBN: UCSC:32106011344089

Category: Philology

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Constructions of Death Mourning and Memory Conference October 27 29 2006

Constructions of Death  Mourning  and Memory Conference  October 27 29  2006

Motherhood , Lineage , and Royal Power in Medieval Castile and France :
Berenguela de Leon and Blanche of Castille . Ph . D . Diss . , Duke University ,
1994 . van Houts , Elizabeth . Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe , 900 -
1200 .

Author: Lilian H. Zirpoli

Publisher: Wapacc Organization

ISBN: UOM:39015068817835

Category: Art

Page: 232

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Decorations for the Holy Dead

Decorations for the Holy Dead

... 1995 ) Sigal , Pierre - A . , L'Homme et le miracle dans la France médiévale ,
Xle - XIIe siècle ( Paris : Éditions du Cerf ... NJ : Scarecrow Press , 1976 ) Houts ,
Elizabeth van , Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe , 9001200 ( Toronto ...

Author: Stephen Lamia

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015055840980

Category: Architecture

Page: 260

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This book examines the interaction between the visual arts at specific loci sancti and saints' cults and, further, to enquire whether a corpus of more unusual motifs appeared at saintly sites, beyond the more predictable narrative, symbolic and conic representations of saints. The papers address the active role saints' tombs and their embellishments assumed within the fabric of medieval society; rituals enacted at saints' burial places, altarpieces, reliquaries, cloister as shrine, the aura of the venerable past, secular burial near saints' tombs, and political and feminist elements in devotional practice.
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Archivaria

Archivaria

... 196 – 99 Medieval Universities and Archives , 38 : 37 - 44 Meeting the Future
by Returning to the Past : A Commentary ... and cultural history ( book review ) ,
45 : 209 - 11 Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe , 9001200 ( book review
) ...

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The journal of medieval and early modern studies

The journal of medieval and early modern studies

69 John Higgitt , “ The Stone - Cutter and the Scriptorium : Early Medieval
Inscriptions in Britain and Ireland , ” in W ... M . C . van Houts , Memory and
Gender in Medieval Europe , 900 - 1200 ( Basingstoke , Hampshire : Macmillan ,
1999 ) .

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Manuscripts and Monastic Culture

Manuscripts and Monastic Culture

176 - 92 Synek , Eva M . , “ Ex utroque sexu fidelium tres ordines ” — The Status
of Women in Early Medieval Canon ... Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe
9001200 ( London : Macmillan , 1999 ) - Women and the Writing of History in ...

Author: Alison I. Beach

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: UVA:X030103434

Category: History

Page: 347

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Each of the studies in this volume draws upon a manuscript, or a group of manuscripts, that shed light on the practice of monastic life during this period of reform. Many, but not all, of the papers focus on the monastery of Admont in central Austria. Admont was one of the most important spiritual, cultural, and intellectual centres in the high Middle Ages, and its magnificent library still houses an extensive collection of manuscripts - a rich resource both for the history of the monastery and for the broader history of medieval religious life. The book brings together the work of an international group of scholars whose work touches on various aspects of twelfth-century Admont, and the broader movement for reform and renewal in Germany and Austria. With the publication of Charles Homer Haskin's important work, The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century (1933), came a new way of looking at the civilization of the high Middle Ages. Scholars have since investigated many aspects of this revival: the rise of the universities, the development of canon law, the emergence (or re-emergence) of a heightened sense of human individuality, and the revival of religious fervour that has been labelled a reformation before the Reformation. Much of this scholarly work has focused on north-central Italy, France and England. Germany, however, has been little studied in this context, in part because the nature and trajectory of the reform there differed from that seen elsewhere in Europe. The essays in the book both explore connections between Germanic lands and the wider western European context, and consider the unique spiritual and intellectual climate of Germany's monasteries.
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Journal of Women s History

Journal of Women s History

Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe , 9001200 . Toronto : University of
Toronto Press , 1999 . xii + 196 pp . ; appendices . ISBN 0 - 8020 - 4698 - 3 ( cl ) ;
0 - 8020 - 8277 - 7 ( pb ) . This book explores how medieval people remembered
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ISBN: UVA:X006178220

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Frontiers in the Middle Ages

Frontiers in the Middle Ages

Proceedings of the Third European Congress of Medieval Studies (Jyväskylä, 10-
14 June 2003) European Congress of ... 63 E . van Houts , Memory and gender
in medieval Europe 900 - 1200 ( Explorations in medieval culture and society ) .

Author: European Congress of Medieval Studies

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015064809067

Category: History

Page: 766

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The first uses of the term frontiere in thirteenth-fourteenth-century French were military, referring to the first line of troops in a battle. In architecture it meant the front of a building, and at the end of the fourteenth century it was first used as a geographical term, in Spain specifically about the divide between the Christians and the Muslims. More than obstacles, medieval frontiers - whether geographical, political, military, intellectual or artistic - seem to have been bridges and points of contact. Frontiers was the theme of the Third European Congress of Medieval Studies organised by the FIDEM in Jyvaskyla, Finland, in 2003. True to the nature of the FIDEM, it was highly interdisciplinary, bringing together scholars from all over the world, addressing problems ranging from Byzantine administration to Icelandic vernacular scribal culture, during a week of extraordinary intellectual excitement. This volume brings together forty-four contributions by specialists of history, history of ideas, medieval philosophy, philology, linguistics, literature as well as manuscript and archival studies.
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Envoi

Envoi

Elisabeth van Houts, Gender and Memory in Medieval Europe, 9001200.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. Pp. xii + 196. ISBN 0–8020–8277–7 (
paper), 0–8020–4698–3 (cloth). $50.00/$19.95. Elisabeth van Houts's Gender
and ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020234107

Category: Literature, Medieval

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Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland

Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland

Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe 9001200 . Toronto : University of
Toronto Press , 1999 . Íslendingabók . Ed . Jakob Benediktsson . Íslenzk fornrit 1 .
Reykjavík : Hið íslenzka fornritafélag , 1985 . Pp . 1 - 28 . Itnyre , Cathy Jorgensen
.

Author: Kirsten Wolf

Publisher: Cornell Univ Libraries

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131233335

Category: History

Page: 341

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Islandica LIVThe world of romance, whether secular or sacred, is often fraught with difficulties. Lovers are parted and have to struggle to be reunited, monsters or evil stepmothers have to be defeated, and the strength of one's devotion to God or the Virgin Mary has to be demonstrated. Scholars of medieval romance themselves often encounter a thicket of theoretical or philological thorns to wade through, but as all lovers of a good romance know, the protagonist is always rewarded for his or her kindness, wit, hard work, and perseverance.--from Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern IcelandMarianne Kalinke, who retired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2006, made profound contributions in Old Norse-Icelandic literature over her distinguished career of teaching and writing. She is perhaps best known for her Bridal-Quest Romance in Medieval Iceland, also in the Islandica series. This volume in her honor features new essays by fourteen authors on the theme of Old Norse-Icelandic romance and love. Several chapters examine love between a man and a woman with special focus on the ways in which the Sagas of Icelanders differ from courtly romances; tragic and comic elements of Icelandic tales of love; and the differing societal roles of women and men. Other chapters explore the intersection of folklore, mythology, and romance; the role of dwarfs in fourteenth-century Icelandic romances; and the characteristics that distinguish heroic epics from romances. Aspects of love as expressed through religion are highlighted in chapters on sacred and hagiographic texts. For more about the Islandica series, visit http: //cip.cornell.edu/Islandica.
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