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    Heresy and gender

    Arnold, John H. (2013) Heresy and gender. In: Bennett, J.M. and Karras, R.M. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe. Oxford Handbooks in History. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199582174.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Provides a comprehensive survey of gender and medieval studies in one book A variety of approaches (e.g. women's lives vs. gendered texts), offered by some of the leading scholars in the field Original approaches to the topics, providing readers with new approaches to the field Written in an accessible style, so ideal for experts and non-experts The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. The essays collected in this volume speak to interpretative challenges common to all fields of women's and gender history - that is, how best to uncover the experiences of ordinary people from archives formed mainly by and about elite males, and how to combine social histories of lived experiences with cultural histories of gendered discourses and identities. The collection focuses on Western Europe in the Middle Ages but offers some consideration of medieval Islam and Byzantium, opening these fields for further research. The Handbook is structured into seven sections: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim thought; law in theory and practice; domestic life and material culture; labour, land, and economy; bodies and sexualities; gender and holiness; and the interplay of continuity and change throughout the medieval period. This <i>Handbook</i> contains material from some of the foremost scholars in this field, and will not only serve as the major reference text in the area of medieval and gender studies, but will also provide the agenda for future new research.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Research Centre: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 17:39
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 09:11
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8744

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