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Intersections of Gender, Religion and Ethnicity in the Middle Ages

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)9780230579927
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2010

Publication series

NameGenders and Sexualities in History
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Abstract

This volume advances the study of medieval gender, which in recent years has started to pay more attention to how gender intersects with other categories of difference, particularly sexuality but also religion and ethnicity, which are
closely connected. It considers these intersections through a number of case studies from the years c.800–1500, with a particular focus on c.1050–1150. This was a time of much debate about the renewed emphasis on clerical chastity and its implications for the relationship between gender, sexuality, and authority. It was also the era of the First Crusade and its linked attacks on Jews at home. Each chapter in the volume suggests new ways of looking at key topics and debates,
including the Herrenfrage, Orientalism, and postcolonial theory.

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