Castles and Palaces

Richardson, Amanda (2018) Castles and Palaces. Routledge Medieval Encyclopedia Online. (In Press)

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Medieval castles and palaces have not traditionally been studied in terms of women
and gender. Castle studies have produced analyses confined, on the whole, to
defence and warfare, and palaces have acted as the backdrop to constitutional/political
histories peopled almost exclusively by 'great men', or for studies of developments in
court bureaucracy that show little concern for gender. Yet since the 1990s studies
have emerged which have made women more visible. European coverage remains
patchy, however. For example women's quarters in French palaces have receive little
detailed attention; there and elsewhere problems of textual survival complicate the
possibility of equating spaces unequivocally with the domains of women.
Nevertheless, the complexity of interior patterns of access in high-status domestic
architecture is now recognised as having gendered significance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architecture, Castles, Palaces, Gender, Gardens, Parks, Femininity, Masculinity, Halls,Tombs
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DC France, Andorra, and Monaco
D History General and Old World > DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
D History General and Old World > DP Spain and Portugal
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Departments > History
Depositing User: Mandy Richardson
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 15:02
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 15:02

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