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The Resource Land of women : tales of sex and gender from early Ireland, Lisa M. Bitel

Land of women : tales of sex and gender from early Ireland, Lisa M. Bitel

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Land of women : tales of sex and gender from early Ireland
Title
Land of women
Title remainder
tales of sex and gender from early Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Lisa M. Bitel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Land of Women, Lisa M. Bitel systematically recovers the almost-lost society that women and men created together in Ireland. Europe between the coming of Christianity and the year 1000 has been portrayed as a world where women were either subservient to men or in rebellion against them. Bitel argues, however, that the women and men of early medieval Ireland did not always submit to patriarchal ideals of institutionalized oppression." "Bitel analyzes the social roles, both restrictive and empowering, played by women in Ireland between about 700 and 1100. She focuses first on sex, love, marriage, and motherhood. She examines the economic strategies that women developed and the social networks they built in the face of men's desire to restrict their mobility. In the process, she explains the often conflicting ideas about women expressed by the writers of medieval Irish texts - a small group of literate men vowed to a religion that has always been ambivalent toward the female sex - which derived from both Christian and secular Celtic heritages. She concludes by examining the violent and powerful images of women common in the medieval literature of Ireland, asking why men's texts consistently depicted women negatively when men and women interacted in a wide variety of ways. Ultimately, Bitel maintains, early Ireland hosted a set of gender relations every bit as flexible, contradictory, and complex as our own."--Jacket
  • "In Land of Women, Lisa M. Bitel systematically recovers the almost-lost society that women and men created together in Ireland. Europe between the coming of Christianity and the year 1000 has been portrayed as a world where women were either subservient to men or in rebellion against them. Bitel argues, however, that the women and men of early medieval Ireland did not always submit to patriarchal ideals of institutionalized oppression." "Bitel analyzes the social roles, both restrictive and empowering, played by women in Ireland between about 700 and 1100. She focuses first on sex, love, marriage, and motherhood. She examines the economic strategies that women developed and the social networks they built in the face of men's desire to restrict their mobility. In the process, she explains the often conflicting ideas about women expressed by the writers of medieval Irish texts - a small group of literate men vowed to a religion that has always been ambivalent toward the female sex - which derived from both Christian and secular Celtic heritages. She concludes by examining the violent and powerful images of women common in the medieval literature of Ireland, asking why men's texts consistently depicted women negatively when men and women interacted in a wide variety of ways. Ultimately, Bitel maintains, early Ireland hosted a set of gender relations every bit as flexible, contradictory, and complex as our own."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bitel, Lisa M.
Dewey number
305.4/09/02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1147.I73
LC item number
B57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women in popular culture
  • Sex role
  • Women in literature
  • Women
  • Women in popular culture
  • Sex role
  • Women in literature
  • Ireland
  • Femmes
  • Femmes dans la culture populaire
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Vrouwen
  • Letterkunde
  • Frau
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Literatur
  • Mythos
  • Irlande
  • Irland
  • Irisch
Label
Land of women : tales of sex and gender from early Ireland, Lisa M. Bitel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Texts and the Tellers of Women's Tales -- 2. The Wisdom on Women -- 3. The Canon of Coupling -- 4. Procreation Tales -- 5. Mothers, Mothering, and Motherhood -- 6. The Domestic Economy -- 7. The Land of Women -- 8. Priests' Wives and Brides of Christ -- 9. Warriors, Hags, and Sheelanagigs
Control code
33333913
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 307 pages
Isbn
9780801430954
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95039296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33333913
Label
Land of women : tales of sex and gender from early Ireland, Lisa M. Bitel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Texts and the Tellers of Women's Tales -- 2. The Wisdom on Women -- 3. The Canon of Coupling -- 4. Procreation Tales -- 5. Mothers, Mothering, and Motherhood -- 6. The Domestic Economy -- 7. The Land of Women -- 8. Priests' Wives and Brides of Christ -- 9. Warriors, Hags, and Sheelanagigs
Control code
33333913
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 307 pages
Isbn
9780801430954
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95039296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33333913

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