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Blogging Kalamazoo 2021: Session 227 - Noble Women in Latin Christian Societies to ca. 1520

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 13:47

Went off and did a 10 mile bike ride during an “off” session to get my blood pumping and get away from the screen for a while. Now I’m sitting down to enjoy light snacks served in my reproduction medieval tableware and taking in one more session of papers today.

This session doesn’t speak directly to my core interests in women’s history, but I’m always interested in topics in the field generally. The first paper, on the development of women’s aristocratic titles, is the sort of thing that might be of particular interest to authors of historical romance. Just what rank might your heroine have available, and what would it signify?

Duchess, Marchioness, Countess, Viscountess, Princess, Baroness: The Emergence of the Standard Hierarchy of Feminine Titles of Dominical Dignity, Latin and Vernacular, ca. 850-ca.1420 - D'Arcy Jonathan Dacre Boulton, Universities of Notre Dame and Toronto

[The presenter has requested that their paper not be shared on social media.]

Ivories and Inventories: Tracing Production and Patronage in Late Medieval French Household Records - Katherine Anne Rush, University of California, Riverside

[No restrictions on sharing, but I think I’m just going to passively enjoy the papers in this session and not worry about taking notes.]

Medieval Lordship, A Family Affair: Gentry Women's Letters and the Construction and Maintenance of Lordship in Late Medieval England (1350-1550) - Jordan M. Schoonover, The Ohio State University

[The presenter has requested that their paper not be shared on social media.]

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