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Description - Gendering the Crusades by S.B. Edgington

Visions of the Crusades call up images of knights, soldiers, and priests. However, evidence suggests that many women played an active role in the actions and culture of the Crusades. Gendering the Crusades stands as the first substantial exploration of this comparatively neglected topic. Offering interdisciplinary readings of new and old sources that examine masculinity, gender roles, and historical narratives, these essays show the key roles played by women in the military, politics, and family life. From the Knights Templars' devotion to female saints to Anna Comnena's account of the first Crusade, all of the topics covered in the book look at the way society structures and imagines itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231125994
ISBN-10: 0231125992
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 181mm x 15mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - S.B. Edgington

Susan Edgington was formerly a lecturer at Huntingdonshire Regional College and is now a writer. Sarah Lambert is a lecturer at Goldsmith's College, University of London.