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Title Crusading and masculinities / edited by Natasha R. Hodgson, Katherine J. Lewis and Matthew M. Mesley.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 365 pages)
Series Crusades - Subsidia
Crusades. Subsidia.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Natasha R. Hodgson is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History and Director of the CSRC at Nottingham Trent. She wrote Women, Crusading and the Holy Land and is completing Gender and the Crusades for Palgrave Macmillan. She edits Routledge series' Advances in Crusades Research and Themes in Medieval and Early Modern History and co-edits the journal, Nottingham Medieval Studies. Katherine J. Lewis is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield. She researches later medieval religious and cultural history. She has published on hagiography and saints' cults (especially St Katherine of Alexandria), on medieval women, and on masculinity, including Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England. Matthew M. Mesley is an Associate Lecturer at Bath Spa University and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield. He was formerly a SNSF postdoc at the University of Zèurich. His chapter "Chivalry, Masculinity and Sexuality", is published in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the Crusades.
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Subject Crusades -- Social aspects.
Masculinity -- Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Masculinity -- Islamic Empire.
Masculinity -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Masculinity -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Sex role -- Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Sex role -- Islamic Empire.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Chivalry -- Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Chivalry -- Islamic Empire.
Chivalry -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Chivalry -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Civilization, Medieval.
Europe.
Islamic Empire.
476-1492
Genre History.
Contents Introduction / by Natasha R. Hodgson, Katherine J. Lewis and Matthew M. Mesley -- Propaganda and masculinity : gendering the crusades in thirteenth-century sermons / Christoph T. Maier -- The valiant man and the villain in the tradition of the Gesta Francorum : overeating, taunts and Bohemond's heroic status / Simon Thomas Parsons -- ʹAl-Afḍal b. Badr al-Jamalī, the Vizierate and the Fatiid response to the first crusade : masculinity in historical memory / Mathew Barber -- The adolescent and the crusader : journey and rebirth on the path to manhood in the thirteenth century / Anne-Lydie Dubois-Collet -- Masculine attributes of the other : the shared knightly model / Yvonne Friedman -- "The true gentleman" : correct behavior towards women according to Christian and Muslim writers during the period of the crusades / Helen J. Nicholson -- Contrasting masculinities in the crusades against Lithuania : Teutonic knights and crusades in war and recreation in late medieval Prussia / Alan V. Murray -- "Sat at home like your father's daughter" : gendered insults and crusading masculinities in medieval sagas / James Doherty -- Crusader masculinities in health crises, 1095-1274 / Joanna Phillips -- Masculating the enemy : Wicher the Swabian's fight with the Saracen giant / Susan B. Edgington -- Fighting women in the crusading period through Muslim eyes : transgressing expectations and facing realities / Niall Christie -- Leading the people "as duke, count and father" : the masculinities of Abbot Martin of Paris in Gunther of Paris' Hystoria Constantinopolitana / Natasha R. Hodgson -- "Unus contra omnes" : representing martyrdom and masculinities in The itinerarium peregrinorum et gesta Regis Ricardi / Beth Spacey -- "Mediterranean masculinities" reflections of Muslim and Christian manliness in medieval Iberian crusade and jihad narratives / Linda Jones -- A Jewish solution to the problem of excessive Christian virility in the war against Spanish Islam / Erika Tritle -- Performing Plantagenet kingship : crusading and masculinity in Matthew Paris's Chronica majora / Matthew M. Mesley -- Kingship on crusade in the scriptorium of Alfonso XI of Castile / David Cantor-Echols -- " ... doo as this noble Prynce Godeffroy of Boloyne Dyde" : chivalry, masculinity and crusading in late medieval England / Katherine J. Lewis -- "Adfin qu'on ne murmurast contre luy" : chivalry and masculinity in a Burgundian crusade chronicle (ca. 1446) / Robert B. Desjardins.
Summary "The purpose of the volume is to further the work of existing studies which have established the importance of gender as a tool of analysis for understanding the Crusades. The book contains essays by established scholars and early career researchers and takes a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches to a range of primary source materials"-- Provided by publisher.
This volume presents the first substantial exploration of crusading and masculinity, focusing on the varied ways in which the symbiotic relationship between the two was made manifest in a range of medieval settings and sources, and to what ends. Ideas about masculinity formed an inherent part of the mindset of societies in which crusading happened, and of the conceptual framework informing both those who recorded the events and those who participated. Examination and interrogation of these ideas enables a better contextualised analysis of how those events were experienced, comprehended and portrayed. The collection is structured around five themes: sources and models; contrasting masculinities; emasculation and transgression; masculinity and religiosity and kingship and chivalry. By incorporating masculinity within their analysis of the crusades and of crusaders the contributors demonstrate how such approaches greatly enhance our understanding of crusading as an ideal, an institution and an experience. Individual essays consider western campaigns to the Middle East and Islamic responses; events and sources from the Iberian peninsula and Prussia are also interrogated and re-examined, thus enabling cross-cultural comparison of the meanings attached to medieval manhood. The collection also highlights the value of employing gender as a vital means of assessing relationships between different groups of men, whose values and standards of behaviour were socially and culturally constructed in distinct ways.
Other Author Hodgson, Natasha R., editor.
Lewis, Katherine J., 1969- editor.
Mesley, Matthew M., editor.
Other Title Print version: Crusading and masculinities. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2019 9781138054677