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Gendering the crusades

Author: Susan Edgington; Sarah Lambert
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although the popular image of the Crusades may suggest that they were solely the domain of male clerics and soldiers, there is extensive edidence to prove that this was not the case. While a handful of academic articles have hinted at this issue in the past, [tghis book] is the first substantial exploration of this contemporarily neglected topic. This ... collection provides both innovative readings of well-known  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Edgington; Sarah Lambert
ISBN: 0231125984 9780231125987 0231125992 9780231125994
OCLC Number: 49773944
Notes: Originally published: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2001.
Description: xvi, 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Crusading or spinning / Sarah Lambert --
Virile Latins, effeminate Greeks and strong women: gender definitions on Crusade? / Matthew Bennett --
Home front and battlefield: the gendering of papal crusading policy (1095-1221) / Constance M. Rousseau --
'Unfit to bear arms': the gendering of arms and armour in accounts of women on Crusade / Michael R. Evans --
Perception and projection of prejudice: Anna Comnena, the Alexiad and the First Crusade / Peter Frankopan --
Philip Count of Flanders and Hildegard of Bingen: crusading against the Saracens or crusading against deadly sin? / Miriam Rita Tessera --
Women warriors during the Crusades, 1095-1254 / Keren Caspi-Reisfeld --
The head of St. Euphemia: Templar devotion to female saints / Helen J. Nicholson --
Captivity and ransom: the experience of women / Yvonne Friedman --
Women in medieval colonial society: the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem in the twelfth century / Sylvia Schein --
'Sont çou ore les fems quo jo voi la venir?' Women in the Chanson d'Antioche / Susan B. Edgington --
The role of Kerbogha's mother in the Gesta Francorum and selected chronicles of the First Crusade / Natasha Hodgson --
The crusader's departure and return: a much later perspective / Elizabeth Siberry.
Responsibility: edited by Susan B. Edgington and Sarah Lambert.
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Explores the role of women in the action and culture of the Crusades - an area traditionally viewed as a male domain. It explores how society structured and imagined itself, from the Knights  Read more...

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