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An Oppressive Silence: The Evolution of the Raped Woman in Medieval France and England

An Oppressive Silence: The Evolution of the Raped Woman in Medieval France and EnglandBy Zoë EckmanPublished on Our Site (2011)Introduction: Rape was a very prominent issue in several areas of medieval society – especially in the law, the church, literature and everyday life – and the actions of men to define and regulate rape impacted both the way women perceived themselves and the way the feminine was viewed by society.
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Hostages in Old English Literature

Hostages in Old English LiteratureBy Melissa BirdMaster’s Thesis, Georgia State University, 2015Abstract: “Hostages in Old English Literature” examines the various roles that hostages have played in Anglo-Saxon texts, specifically focusing on the characterization of Æscferth in The Battle of Maldon. Historical context is considered in order to contextualize behavioral expectations that a 10th century Anglo-Saxon audience might have held.
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Isabelle of Angoulême: Jezebel of the Middle Ages?

By Lane SobehradMatthew Paris said in one of his chronicles of the history of England that, “she ought to be called a wicked Jezebel, rather than Isabel.” In the often moralizing medieval histories of the Victorian age, Agnes Strickland called her a “Helen of the Middle Ages.”These rather provocative claims suggest that Isabelle of Angoulême is a remarkable historical figure, and I think that she is, but like many medieval women she has been overlooked by scholars both because of lack of evidence providing us details about her life and the difficulty in corroborating what evidence there is.
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Medieval Clothing in Uvdal, Norway

Medieval Clothing in Uvdal, NorwayBy Marianne VedelerNESAT IX. Archäologische Textilfunde – Archaeological Textiles. ArcheoTex 2007Introduction: The Uvdal church was built at the end of the 12th century, probably on the remains of an older church. It is a small church, originally no more than 40 square meters in size.
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Sargo I SS-188 - History

Sargo I(SS-188: dp. 1,450 (surf.), 2,350 (subm.), 1. 310& 39;6& 34; b. 27& 39;1& 34;, d. 13& 39;8& 34;, s. 20 k. (surf.), 8.75 k. (subm.) cpl. 55; a. 8 21& 34; tt, 1 3& 34;, 2 .50 cal. mg., 2 .30 cal. mg.; cl. Sargo)The first Sargo (SS-188) was laid down on 12 May 1937 by the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Conn.
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The Mandrake Plant and its Legend

The Mandrake Plant and its LegendBy Van Arsdall, Anne, Helmut W. Klug, and Paul BlanzOld Names – New Growth: Proceedings of the 2nd ASPNS Conference, University of Graz, Austria, 6-10 June 2007, and Related Essays. Eds. Peter Bierbaumer and Helmut W. Klug (Frankfurt/Main: Lang, 2009)Abstract: This paper demonstrates how the contemporary legend about mandrake plant evolved from classical through early-modern times.
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