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Venomous tongues : speech and gender in late medieval England

Author: Sandy Bardsley
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2006] ©2006
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The unique contribution of Venomous Tongues lies in its interdisciplinary approach and the way it situates scolding within a broader range of issues specific to the legal and social history of the period."--Leaf R. Poos, The Catholic University of America.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bardsley, Sandy.
Venomous tongues.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2006]
(DLC) 10927434
(OCoLC)62755676
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Bardsley
ISBN: 9780812204292 0812204298 9781322513423 1322513422
OCLC Number: 891396093
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2006 First Book Prize of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction: Speech, Gender, and Power in Late Medieval England; The Status of Late Medieval English Women: ''Golden Age'' vs. ''Patriarchal Equilibrium''; Scholarship on Speech and Scolding; How We Know about Illicit Speech; 1. ''Sins of the Tongue'' and Social Change; ''Sins of the Tongue'' and the State; The Popularization of the ''Sins of the Tongue''; Common Associations among ''Sins of the Tongue''; 2. The Sins of Women's Tongues in Literature and Art; Women's Voices in Prescriptive Literature and Art. Women's Voices in Narrative Art and LiteratureWomen and Good Speech; 3. Women's Voices and the Law; Hues and Cries; Defamation; The Emergence of Scolding as a Legal Category; Scolding as a Female Crime; 4. Men's Voices; Men's Voices and the Risk of Effeminacy; Swearwords as Deeds; Male Speech as Deeds in the Courts; Male Scolds; 5. Communities and Scolding; Definitions of Scolding and Elements of the Crime; Jurisdictional Variation; Sensitive Officials; Geographic and Administrative Connections; 6. Who Was a Scold?; Scolding and Marital Status; Scolding and Socioeconomic Status. Scolding and Other CrimesConclusion: Consequences of the Feminization of Deviant Speech; Consequences for Individuals: The Punishment of Scolds; Broader Consequences: Women's Voices and Women's Power; Why Illicit Speech Was Feminized; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: Sandy Bardsley.
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