Tag Archive: Women

J. Paul Getty Museum opens “Women in the Medieval World”

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Modern portrayals of medieval women tend toward stereotypical images of damsels in distress, mystics in convents, female laborers in the fields, and even women of ill repute. In fact, women’s roles in the Middle Ages were varied and nuanced, and medieval depictions of womanhood were multi-faceted. Illuminating Women in the Medieval World, on view June…

MAP#67: Warrior Princess: Female warriors of the Middle Ages

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Women in the Middle Ages were docile, meek and subservient. Or at least that’s what we were led to believe. But that isn’t always the case. In previous lessons we looked at Black Agnes, the defender of Dunbar Castle and Melisende, the Queen of Jerusalem. Women like Joan of Arc, Isabella, the She-Wolf of France…

Flagler College to Feature Community Lecture On Women and Religion in Middle Ages

Flagler College’s Community Lecture Series continues on Oct. 12 with a program given by John D. Young, assistant professor in the Liberal Studies Department. Young’s talk will be, “Circumscribed by her Sex: Women and Religion in the High Middle Ages.” Young’s research interests lie in the cultural and religious history of the Middle Ages, with…