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Bringing together the work of both leading and emerging scholars in the field of medieval gender studies, the essays in Rivalrous Masculinities advance our understanding of medieval masculinity as a pluralized category and as an intersectional category of gender. The essays in this volume are distinguished by a conceptual focus that goes beyo nd heteronormativity and by their attention to constructions of medieval masculinity in the context of femininity, class, religion, and place. Some widen the field of medieval gender studies inquiry to include explorations of medieval friendship as a framework or culture of arousal and deep emotionality that produced multiple, complex ways of living intensely with respect to gender and sexuality, without reducing all forms of intimacy to implicit sexuality. Some examine intersections of identity, explicating change and difference in conventional modes of gender with regards to regional culture, religion, race, or class. In order to ground this intersectional and interdisciplinary approach with the appropriate disciplinary expertise, the essays in this volume represent a broad cross-section of disciplines: art history, religious studies, history, and French, Italian, German, Yiddish, Middle English, and Old English literature. Together, they open up new intellectual vistas for future research in the field of medieval gender studies.

Contributors include: Ann Marie Rasmussen, Clare A. Lees, Gillian R. Overing, J. Christian Straubhaar-Jones, Astrid Lembke, Darrin Cox, F. Regina Psaki, Corinne Wieben, Ruth Mazo Karras, Diane Wolfthal, Karma Lochrie, and Andreas Krass.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. A Word to the Wise: Men, Gender, and Medieval Masculinities
  2. Clare A. Lees
  3. pp. 1-26
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  1. Men in Trouble: Warrior Angst in Beowulf
  2. Gillian R. Overing
  3. pp. 27-41
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  1. The Rivalry of the Secular and the Spiritual in the Masculine Personae of Henry Suso’s The Life of the Servant
  2. J. Christian Straubhaar-Jones
  3. pp. 42-56
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  1. Predicaments of Piousness: The Trouble with Being a Learned Jewish Family Man in Premodern Europe
  2. Astrid Lembke
  3. pp. 57-78
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  1. The Knight versus the Courtier
  2. Darrin Cox
  3. pp. 79-101
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  1. Misogyny, Philogyny, Masculinities: Antonio Pucci’s Il Contrasto delle donne
  2. F. Regina Psaki
  3. pp. 102-130
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  1. Virtù: Marriage, Gender, and Competing Masculinities in Fourteenth-Century Lucca
  2. Corinne Wieben
  3. pp. 131-150
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  1. David and Jonathan: A Late Medieval Bromance
  2. Ruth Mazo Karras
  3. pp. 151-173
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  1. When Did Servants Become Men?
  2. Diane Wolfthal
  3. pp. 174-208
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  1. Medieval Masculinities without Men
  2. Karma Lochrie
  3. pp. 209-233
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  1. The Beloved Disciple: From the Gospel of John to Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code
  2. Andreas Krass
  3. pp. 234-250
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 251-254
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 255-268
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780268105600
Related ISBN(s)
9780268105570, 9780268105594
MARC Record
OCLC
1084624159
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-29
Language
English
Open Access
No

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