IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1306: Demarcation of Gender through Qualities and Emotions

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz / Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Organiser:Käthe Sonnleitner, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Moderator/Chair:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 1306-aLove: A Unique Characterisic of 10th-Century Female Historiography?
(Language: English)
Käthe Sonnleitner, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Women's Studies
Paper 1306-bHildegard of Bingen's Evaluation of Male and Female Emotions
(Language: English)
Ilse Aiglsperger, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Gender Studies, Medicine, Theology, Women's Studies
Paper 1306-cStereotyped Masculinities: The Crusading Miles Christianus and His Adversary
(Language: English)
Ingrid Schlegl, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Crusades, Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

The session examines how medieval authors attribute emotions and moral qualities to demarcate gender. However, there is no strict line between men and women as demarcations are frequentry transgressed. It is also interesting to see that different cultures construct gender in a different manner. Christian and Muslim sources of the crusading period depict stereotyped masculinities which vary in many aspects.The papers are based on a variety of sources, such as 10th-century Ottonian historiography, the theological and scientific writings by Hildegard of Bingen and 12th and 13th-century Arabic historiography.