Gender, Otherness, and Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Art

  • Carlee A. Bradbury
  • Michelle Moseley-Christian

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

About this book


This collection examines gender and Otherness other as tools to understand medieval and early modern art as products of their social environments. The essays, uniting a diverse array of up-and-coming and established scholars, explore both iconographic and stylistic similarities deployed to construct gender identity. The text analyzes a vast array of medieval artworks, including Dieric Bouts’s Justice of Otto III, Albrecht Dürer’s Feast of the Rose Garland, Rembrandt van Rijn’s Naked Woman Seated on a Mound, and Renaissance-era transi tombs of French women to illuminate medieval and early modern ideas about gender identity, poverty, religion honor, virtue, sexuality, and motherhood, among others. 


Jew of Bourges Aspectu Desiderabilis reliquary of David face of Medusa Clare of Assisi gendered testimony in medieval europe Dieric Bouts Justice of Otto III Durer Feast of the Rose Garland Scuola dei Tedeschi Transi tombs Naked Woman Seated on a Mound non-biblical Jewish woman in medieval art anti-semitism and medieval art impoverished women in medieval art medieval attitudes towards poverty and gender gender and honor in middle ages masculine identity in medieval Europe Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlee A. Bradbury
    • 1
  • Michelle Moseley-Christian
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ArtRadford UniversityRadfordUSA
  2. 2.School of Visual ArtsVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information