Visions of the Crusades call up images of knights, soldiers, and priests. However, evidence suggests that many women played an active role in the actions and culture of the Crusades. Gendering the Crusades stands as the first substantial exploration of this comparatively neglected topic. Offering interdisciplinary readings of new and old sources that examine masculinity, gender roles, and historical narratives, these essays show the key roles played by women in the military, politics, and family life.
|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Susan Edgington was formerly a lecturer at Huntingdonshire Regional College and is now a writer.
Sarah Lambert is a lecturer at Goldsmith's College, University of London.
Table of Contents
1.Crusading or Spinning
2.Virile Latins, Effeminate Greeks and Stong Women: Gender Definitions on Crusade?
3.Home Front and Battlefield: The Gendering of Papal Crusading Policy(1095-1221)
4."Unfit to Bear Arms": The Gendering of Arms and Armour in Accounts of Women on Crusade
5. Perception and Projection of Prejudice: Anna Comnena, the Alexiad and the First Crusade
6. Philip Count of Flanders and Hildegard of Bingen:Crusading against the Saracens or Crusading against Deadly Sin?
7. Women Warriors during the Crusades, 1095-1254
8. The Head of St. Euphemia: Templar Devotion to Female Saints
9. Captivity and Ransom: The Experience of Women
10. Women in Medieval Colonial Society: The Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in the Twelfth Century
11. "Sont cou ore les fems que jo voi la venir? Women in the Chansom d' Antioche.
12. The Role of Kerbogha's Mother in the Gesta Francorum and Selected Chronicles of the First Crusade
13. The Crusader's Departure and Return: A Much Later Perspective