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Prostitutes And Prostitution In Late Medieval Barcelona, Jana L. Byars Aug 1997

Prostitutes And Prostitution In Late Medieval Barcelona, Jana L. Byars

Master's Theses

Prostitution was by the late Middle Ages a well established, legal, and regulated institution in Barcelona and indeed many European cities. After a discussion of modern scholarship in chapter one, I proceed to examine, with original, unedited archival materials, the civic and ecclesiastical position on the prostitute, procurers and procuresses, and the institution of prostitution in Barcelona.

Through laws and ordinances, witness testimony, and expulsion records, I am able to demonstrate that the prostitute was a widely tolerated and common member of society. Despite the existence of legal brothels and the efforts of municipal authorities, illicit brothels flourished and independent ...


Magical Results Of Eating And Drinking In Medieval Narrative, Deborah A. Oosterhouse Aug 1997

Magical Results Of Eating And Drinking In Medieval Narrative, Deborah A. Oosterhouse

Master's Theses

One of the most famous stories in Norse literature is the tale of Sigurd, who kills the dragon Fafnir. While roasting the heart of the dragon so that his companion, Regin, may eat it, Sigurd ingests some of the blood that bums his thumb and immediately understands the speech of the birds, who advise him to eat the heart himself in order to become wiser. Sigurd is not unique in being magically influenced by a substance that he eats. Foods and beverages that have magical effects on those who ingest them are a widespread occurrence in the literature of many ...


Women's Autonomy In Late Anglo-Saxon England Based On The Place-Name Evidence, Norman B. Frost Jun 1997

Women's Autonomy In Late Anglo-Saxon England Based On The Place-Name Evidence, Norman B. Frost

Master's Theses

My thesis discusses two related and highly significant points and then demonstrates the usefulness of a new methodology, in the form of place names. Firstly it elaborates the importance of presenting accurate women's history to both women and the historical profession as a whole and the necessity for making every attempt to explore any possible resource for accomplishing that goal.

Secondly it addresses the importance of language as an historical tool that can represent a very broad base of a past society in revealing the common cultural thoughts, morals, and ethics of the population within a specific area and ...


The 1997 Cistercian Studies Conference, The Institute Of Cistercian Studies May 1997

The 1997 Cistercian Studies Conference, The Institute Of Cistercian Studies

Conference on Cistercian Studies Programs

Program for the 1997 Cistercian Studies Conference at Western Michigan University. This conference happened in conjunction with the International Congress on Medieval Studies. This conference happened between May 8-9 1997.


32nd International Congress On Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University May 1997

32nd International Congress On Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University

International Congress on Medieval Studies Archive

The printed program of the 32nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 8-11, 1997).


Twelve-Line Stanza Forms In Middle English And The Date Of Pearl, Susanna Fein Apr 1997

Twelve-Line Stanza Forms In Middle English And The Date Of Pearl, Susanna Fein

English Publications

No abstract provided.


Making An English Bestiary: An Examination Of The Tradition And A Modern Experience Of The Technical Aspects Of Production, Pamela S. Rups Apr 1997

Making An English Bestiary: An Examination Of The Tradition And A Modern Experience Of The Technical Aspects Of Production, Pamela S. Rups

Master's Theses

My thesis involves the compilation of information on the physical characteristics and production methods of English Bestiaries in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries as well as the actual production of my own Bestiary. Working with microfilm copies of six manuscripts, color slides and illustrations, and color reproductions of the miniatures of a seventh, I will examine and compare briefly the images, paleography and sources for the purpose of analyzing aspects of production.

Along with this written analysis I am producing my own Bestiary using authentic materials and methods as much as possible. I am limiting my own manuscript ...


‘As Writ Myn Auctour Called Lollius’: Divine And Authorial Omnipotence In Chaucer's Troilus And Criseyde, Richard Utz Jan 1997

‘As Writ Myn Auctour Called Lollius’: Divine And Authorial Omnipotence In Chaucer's Troilus And Criseyde, Richard Utz

Richard Utz

No abstract provided.


University Book Production And Courtly Patronage In Thirteenth-Century France And Spain, George Greenia Jan 1997

University Book Production And Courtly Patronage In Thirteenth-Century France And Spain, George Greenia

Arts & Sciences Book Chapters

No abstract provided.


Celts In Hiding: The Search For Celtic Analogues In "Beowulf", Vincent Gabriel Passanisi Jan 1997

Celts In Hiding: The Search For Celtic Analogues In "Beowulf", Vincent Gabriel Passanisi

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Roman De Thèbes In Prose: An Example Of Textual Transformation, Molly Lynde-Recchia Dec 1996

The Roman De Thèbes In Prose: An Example Of Textual Transformation, Molly Lynde-Recchia

Molly Lynde-Recchia

No abstract provided.


The Medieval Stage And The Anti-Theatrical Prejudice, Clifford Davidson Dec 1996

The Medieval Stage And The Anti-Theatrical Prejudice, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Carnival, Lent, And Early English Drama, Clifford Davidson Dec 1996

Carnival, Lent, And Early English Drama, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Civic Drama For Corpus Christi At Coventry: Some Lost Plays, Clifford Davidson Dec 1996

Civic Drama For Corpus Christi At Coventry: Some Lost Plays, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Rpt. in History, Religion, and Violence, pp. 124-48.


Sacred Blood And The Late Medieval Stage, Clifford Davidson Dec 1996

Sacred Blood And The Late Medieval Stage, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Rpt. in History, Religion, and Violence, pp. 180-204.