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Jean Gerson and Gender

Rhetoric and Politics in Fifteenth-Century France


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nancy McLoughlin
    Pages 1-18
  3. Nancy McLoughlin
    Pages 40-64
  4. Nancy McLoughlin
    Pages 65-95
  5. Nancy McLoughlin
    Pages 96-127
  6. Nancy McLoughlin
    Pages 128-151
  7. Nancy McLoughlin
    Pages 152-165
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 166-245

About this book


Jean Gerson and Gender examines the deployment of gendered rhetoric by the influential late medieval politically active theologian, Jean Gerson (1363-1429), as a means of understanding his reputation for political neutrality, the role played by royal women in the French royal court, and the rise of the European witch hunts.


Gerson Gender Queens Witches Catherine of Siena Isabeau of Bavaria Charles VI Joan of Arc Mendicants University of Paris Great Schism Feud Mysticism Reform Europe France gender reform women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

About the authors

Nancy McLoughlin is currently Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, USA. She has published four articles on Parisian theologian Jean Gerson (1363-1429). She has also taught at the University of New Mexico, USA.

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