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Gender in Medieval Culture provides a detailed examination of medieval society's views on both gender and sexuality, and shows how they are inextricably linked. Sex roles were clearly defined in the medieval world although there were exceptions to the rules, and this book examines both the commonplace world view and the exceptions to it. The volume looks not only at the social and economic considerations of gender but also the religious and legal implications, arguing that both ecclesiastical and secular laws governed behaviour.

The book covers key topics, including femininity and masculinity and how medieval society constructed these terms; sexuality and sex; transgressive sexualities such as homosexuality, adultery and chastity; and the gendered body of Christ, including the idea of Jesus as mother and affective spirituality. Using a clear chapter structure for easy navigation and categorisation, as well as chapter summaries and a glossary of terms, the book will be a vital resource for students of medieval history.

About the Author

Michelle M. Sauer is Professor in the Department of English at the University of North Dakota, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Expected Ideal
2. Deviance
3. Religion
4. Social World
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441142627
Author:
Sauer, Michelle M.
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20150931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.50394 x 5.43307 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

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