Women and Gender in Late Antiquity

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  • Cloke, G., This Female Man of God: Women and Spiritual Power in the Patristic Age, AD 350-450 (London, 1995). PN.YW.
  • Coon, L., Sacred Fictions: Holy Women and Hagiography in Late Antiquity (Philadelphia, PA, 1997). PN.YM.
  • Cooper, K., ‘Gender and the Fall of Rome’, in P. Rousseau (ed.), A Companion to Late Antiquity, Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World (Oxford, 2007), pp. 187–200. LVL.
  • Cooper, K., The Fall of the Roman Household (Cambridge, 2007). LVS.H. An important new study which makes changes in ‘the domestic sphere’—i.e. the Christianization of marriage and the family—central to the transformation of the later Roman world.
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  • Fiorenza, E. S., 'Women in the Early Christian Movement', in C. P. Christ (ed.), Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion (San Francisco, CA, 1979). PN.YW.
  • Goody, J., The Development of Family and Marriage in Europe (Cambridge, 1983), chps. 4-5. KVC3.
  • Hastrup, K., 'The Semantics of Biology: Virginity', in S. Ardener (ed.), Defining Females: The Nature of Women in Society (London, 1978). KDQWD.
  • Kitchen, J., Saints' Lives and the Rhetoric of Gender: Male and Female in Merovingian Hagiography (Oxford, 1998). MSC.K.

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