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    DescriptionA collection of original essays, this book showcases the diverse questions currently being asked by gender scholars dealing with Netherlandish and German art from the medieval and early modern periods. Moving beyond the reclamation of personalities and oeuvres of "lost" female artists, the contributors pose questions about gender and sex within specific historical contexts, addressing such issues as intended audience, use of the object, and patronage. These avenues of inquiry intersect with larger cultural questions concerning societal control of women. The book's three sections, "Saints", "Sinners" and "Sisters, Wives, Poets" are each preceded by a concise introductory essay, detailing themes and offering reflective comparisons of theses and information. In "Saints", contributors look at women who were positive exemplars used by society to uphold standards. In the second section, the essays focus on the power of women's sexuality. The third section expands beyond the customary dichotomous division of the first two to examine women in diverse roles not widely studied as positions of women in those times. This final section expands our definitions of women's responsibilities and realigns them historically; it argues that women, and thus gender, need to be understood within a much broader historical context and beyond simplistic approaches sometimes superimposed by present-day readers on past times.

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    Saints, Sinners and Sisters
    Gender and Northern Art in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jane L. Carroll, By (author) Alison G. Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9780754605898
    ISBN 10: 0754605892

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDN
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: ART050000
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    BIC subject category V2: ACK
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    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 1DFG, 1DDN
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    DC22: 704.9424, 704.9/424
    BISAC V2.8: ART035000
    LC classification: N7629, N7630 .S25 2003
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    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHTB, JBSF
    Illustrations note
    85 b&w illustrations, index
    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    10 December 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Saints and sinners - Saints: Introduction; Virtuous model/voluptuous martyr - the suicide of Lucretia in northern renaissance art and her relationship to late medieval devotional imagery, Carol M. Schuler; Jorg Breu the Elder's Death of Lucretia: history, sexuality and the State, Pia F. Cuneo; Domesticity in the public sphere, Martha Moffitt Peacock; Sinners: Introduction; The gothic mirror and the female gaze, Susan L. Smith; Durer's "Four Witches" reconsidered, Linda C. Hults; Distaffs and spindles - virtue and sexuality in Sebald "Beham's Spinning Bee", Alison G. Stewart; Sisters, Wives, Poets: Introduction; Richildis and her seal - Carolingian self-reference and the imagery of power, Genevra Kornbluth; Woven Devotions - Reform and piety in tapestries by Dominican nuns, Jane L. Carroll; The many wives of Adam Kraft - renaissance artists' wives in legal documents, art-historical scholarship, and historical fiction, Corine Schleif; From shrew to poetess: two non-traditional female roles evoked by a curious painting by Gabriel Metsu, Linda Stone-Ferrier; Together in misery - medical meaning, and sexual politics in two paintings by Jan Steen, Laurinda S. Dixon.