Gendering the crusades / edited by Susan B. Edgington and Sarah Lambert

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Subjects: Women--History--Middle Ages, 500-1500
Crusades--Participation, Female
Women in Christianity--History--Middle Ages, 600-1500
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, c2002
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: xvi, 215 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Preface / James M. Powell
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
1. Crusading or Spinning / Sarah Lambert 1
2. Virile Latins, Effeminate Greeks and Strong Women: Gender Definitions on Crusade? / Matthew Bennett 16
3. Home Front and Battlefield: The Gendering of Papal Crusading Policy (1095-1221) / Constance M. Rousseau 31
4. 'Unfit to Bear Arms': The Gendering of Arms and Armour in Accounts of Women on Crusade / Michael R. Evans 45
5. Perception and Projection of Prejudice: Anna Comnena, the Alexiad and the First Crusade / Peter Frankopan 59
6. Philip Count of Flanders and Hildegard of Bingen: Crusading against the Saracens or Crusading against Deadly Sin? / Miriam Rita Tessera 77
7. Women Warriors during the Crusades, 1095-1254 / Keren Caspi-Reisfeld 94
8. The Head of St. Euphemia: Templar Devotion to Female Saints / Helen J. Nicholson 108
9. Captivity and Ransom: The Experience of Women / Yvonne Friedman 121
10. Women in Medieval Colonial Society: The Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in the Twelfth Century / Sylvia Schein 140
11. 'Sont cou ore les fems que jo voi la venir?' Women in the Chanson d'Antioche / Susan B. Edgington 154
12. The Role of Kerbogha's Mother in the Gesta Francorum and Selected Chronicles of the First Crusade / Natasha Hodgson 163
13. The Crusader's Departure and Return: A Much Later Perspective / Elizabeth Siberry 177
Bibliography 191
Index 211
Additional Authors: Edgington, Susan
Lambert, Sarah
Notes: LCCN: 2001097194
ISBN: 0231125984 (cloth)
ISBN: 0231125992 (paper)
Originally published: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2001
Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-210) and index
OCLC Number: 49773944
ISBN/ISSN: 0231125984
0231125992