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Saints, sinners, and sisters : gender and northern art in medieval and early modern Europe

Author: Jane Louise Carroll; Alison G Stewart
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking issue with the centuries old depictions of women as good or bad, saintly or sinful, some of these essays examine women within the traditional dichotomies whilst others demonstrate the range of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Louise Carroll; Alison G Stewart
ISBN: 0754605892 9780754605898
OCLC Number: 224243264
Description: xxiv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Saints --
1. Virtuous Model/Voluptuous Martyr: The Suicide of Lucretia in Northern Renaissance Art and Its Relationship to Late Medieval Devotional Imagery / Carol M. Schuler --
2. Jorg Breu the Elder's Death of Lucretia: History, Sexuality, and the State / Pia F. Cuneo --
3. Domesticity in the Public Sphere / Martha Moffitt Peacock --
pt. II. Sinners --
4. The Gothic Mirror and the Female Gaze / Susan L. Smith --
5. Durer's Four Witches Reconsidered / Linda C. Hults --
6. Distaffs and Spindles: Sexual Misbehavior in Sebald Beham's Spinning Bee / Alison G. Stewart --
7. Richildis and her Seal: Carolingian Self-Reference and the Imagery of Power / Genevra Kornbluth --
8. Woven Devotions: Reform and Piety in Tapestries by Dominican Nuns / Jane L. Carroll --
9. The Many Wives of Adam Kraft: Early Modern Workshop Wives in Legal Documents, Art-historical Scholarship, and Historical Fiction / Corine Schleif --
10. From Shrew to Poetess: Two Non-Traditional Female Roles Evoked by a Curious Painting by Gabriel Metsu / Linda Stone-Ferrier --
11. Together in Misery: Medical Meaning and Sexual Politics in Two Paintings by Jan Steen / Laurinda S. Dixon.
Responsibility: edited by Jane L. Carroll and Alison G. Stewart.
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Saints, Sinners and Sisters received an Honorable Mention by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for a collaborative project published in 2003 'This is an important collection of essays Read more...

 
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