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Intersections of Gender, Religion and Ethnicity in the Middle Ages

  • Cordelia Beattie
  • Kirsten A. Fenton

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

About this book


This collection of essays focuses attention on how medieval gender intersects with other categories of difference, particularly religion and ethnicity. It treats the period c.800-1500, with a particular focus on the era of the Gregorian reform movement, the First Crusade, and its linked attacks on Jews at home.


crusades gender history Judaism Middle Ages reform women

Editors and affiliations

  • Cordelia Beattie
    • 1
  • Kirsten A. Fenton
    • 2
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.University of St AndrewsUK

About the editors

WILLIAM M. AIRD Lecturer in Medieval History, Cardiff University, UK CORDELIA BEATTIE Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Edinburgh, UK JULIETTE DOR Professor of Medieval English Literature, University of Liège, France KIRSTEN A. FENTON Lecturer in Medieval History, the University of St Andrews, UK STEVEN. F. KRUGER Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Queens College, The City University of New York, USA HANNAH MEYER PhD Graduate, Queens' College, University of Cambridge, UK CAROL BRAUN PASTERNACK Associate Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA KIM M. PHILLIPS Senior Lecturer in History, the University of Auckland, New Zealand RACHEL STONE Departmental Library Cataloguer, Department of Coins and Medals, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK SIMON YARROW Lecturer in Medieval History, the University of Birmingham, UK

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"The essays are overall remarkably clear in their argumentation and conclusions, with well-justified, representative choices of primary material and concise discussions of the most relevant secondary sources . . . rewarding reading for both a specialized and general audience." - Stephanie Knauss, University of Cologne, Germany, Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

"This volume is to be applauded for bringing together examinations of both masculinity and femininity, as gender difference is interrogated in both directions." - Margaret Cotter-Lynch, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, US