Power of the Weak

Power of the Weak

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Covering the eleventh through sixteenth centuries, these essays suggest that influence and power may have paradoxically been available to women despite, and sometimes precisely because of, their subordinate position in society. Striking for its range of scholarship, this collection explores the power and independence, relationships and influence of medieval queens, holy women, mothers, widows, Jewish conversas, and others. Latin and Anglo-Norman hagiography, confessors' manuals, coronation rituals, responsa literature, and legal theory are represented.Joseph Goering and F. A. C. Mantello (Toronto, 1984); and Siegfried Wenzel, aquot; Robert Grossetestea#39;s Treatise on ... Another pastoral manual, the De modo confitendi et paenitentias iniungendi (1214x1225), is also of limited use for understanding Grossetestea#39;s ideas about gender. ... For the limitations inherent in the notion of the universal aquot;manaquot; see Sandra Harding, aquot;The Instability of the Analyticalanbsp;...

Title:Power of the Weak
Author:Jennifer Carpenter
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 1995-01-01


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