Further readings on medieval women

We hope you are enjoying the current issue of Medieval World: Culture & Conflict, which looks at the various roles of women in the Middle Ages. If you would like to learn more, these recent publications are a good starting point:

Additional useful articles, books, and edited volumes include: 

Amt, Emilie, ed. Women’s Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook. Routledge, 2009.

Cockerill Sara. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France and England, Mother of Empires. Amberley Publishing, 2020. 

Decker Sarah, Ifft. Jewish Women in the Medieval World: 500–1500 CE. Routledge, 2022.

Earenfight, Theresa. Queenship in Medieval Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Green, Monica. “Women’s Medical Practice and Health Care in Medieval Europe.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 14, no. 2 (1989): 434–74.

Hamburger, Jeffrey. Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent. University of California Press, 1997.

Luttrell, Anthony, and Helen J. Nicholson, eds. Hospitaller Women in the Middle Ages. Routledge, 2006.

Nicholson, Helen J. “The role of women in the Military Orders.” Militiae Christi: Handelingen van de Vereniging voor de Studie over de Tempeliers en de Hospitaalridders vzw 1 (2010): 210–19.

Raffensperger, Christian. Ties of Kingship. Genealogy and Dynastic Marriage in Kyivan Rus’. Harvard University Press, 2016.

Sciacca, Christine. Illuminating Women in the Medieval World. J. Paul Getty Museum, 2017.  

Torres Prieto, Susana. “Anna Porphyrogenita, Byzantine princess and queen of the Rus’.” In Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe, 900–1400, edited by Donald Ostrowski and Christian Raffensperger, 159–65. Routledge, 2018.

Woodacre, Elena, eds. A Companion to Global Queenship. Arc Humanities Press, 2018.

Woodman, Francis. “Kinship and Architectural Patronage in Late Medieval Canterbury: The Hollands, the Lady Chapel and the Empty Tomb.” In Medieval Art, Architecture & Archaeology at Canterbury, edited by Alice Bovey, 245–60. London: Routledge Taylor Francis & Group, 2013.

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality 51, no. 2 (2016).


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I have a question. Are you interested in an article about Frederick II of Hohenstaufen (1294-1350), written to provoke a scholarly discussion about two different kinds of medieval research?

Harry Jansen

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