Description

Edited by Victoria Blud, Diane Heath and Einat Klafter 

This collection addresses the concept of gender in the middle ages through the study of place and space, exploring how gender and space may be mutually constructive and how individuals and communities make and are made by the places and spaces they inhabit. From womb to tomb, how are we defined and confined by gender and by space? Interrogating the thresholds between sacred and secular, public and private, enclosure and exposure, domestic and political, movement and stasis, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection draw on current research and contemporary theory to suggest new destinations for future study.

Published in 2019 as part of the IHR Conference Series

Individual chapters are available Open Access via JSTOR Open Access Books

Read a post about this book on the IHR's blog, 'On History'.

Table of contents

 
Anthony Bale
 
Victoria Blud, Diane Heath and Einat Klafter
 
Section I. Sacred space 
Sheila Sweetinburgh
 
Tracy Collins
 
Philippa Byrne
 
Claire Kennan
 
Victoria Blud
 
Section II. Going places 
Eivor Bekkhus
 
Martin Laidlaw
 
Einat Klafter
 
Section III. A woman’s place? 
Róisín Donohoe
 
Kathryn Loveridge
 
Louise Campion
 
Diane Heath
 
Section IV. Watch this space! 
Hannah Shepherd
 
Jayne Wackett
 
Daisy Black
 
Leonie V. Hicks