Gendering the Crusades

Editor(s) Susan Edgington,Sarah Lambert

Language: English

Genre(s): Gender Studies, Medieval, History

  • December 2001 · 240 pages ·220x138mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708316986
  • · Hardback - 9780708317051

About The Book

This work provides an exploration of the issue of gender in relation to the crusades. It discusses a range of subjects, from the medieval construction of gender to the military participation of women in the crusades. It provides both readings of well-known texts and examinations of newer source material, as well as discussing other topics such as masculinity, the role of female saints and religious figures in the crusades, and the realtionship of crusaders to their families.


"As the first major attempt at a gendered approach to the crusades, it will be an essential text for all those interested in the study of the crusades and the Latin East, gender history, and the cultural contexts of medieval warfare." Bollettino del CIRT

About the Editor(s)

Author(s): Susan Edgington

Dr Susan B. Edgington is Teaching and Research Fellow in the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London. The history of the crusades is her primary interest.

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Author(s): Sarah Lambert

Sarah Lambert is a lecturer at Goldsmiths College, London University. She has published articles on the queen s of Jerusalem, and on women in the crusade literature.

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