Land of Women: Tales of Sex and Gender from Early Ireland

Land of Women: Tales of Sex and Gender from Early Ireland ➽ [Reading] ➿ Land of Women: Tales of Sex and Gender from Early Ireland By Lisa M. Bitel ➲ – Undercostruction.eu This Book Disperses The Shadows In An Obscure But Important Landscape Lisa Bitel Addresses Both The History Of Women In Early Ireland And The History Of Myth, Legend, And Superstition Which Surrounded Them It Is A Powerful And Exact Book And An Invaluable Addition To Our Expanding Sense Of Ireland Through The Eyes Of Irish Women Eavan Boland, Author Of In A Time Of Violence Poems It Is Refreshing To Read In A Book By A Woman On Medieval Women That Not All Clerics Hated Women And That Not All Men Were Oversexed Villains Consciously Bent On Exploiting Women Bitel Challenges Not Only The Medieval Irish Male Construct Of Female Behavior, But She Is Also Courageous Enough To Question Constructs Of Medieval Women Invented By Modern Irish Medieval Historians Times Higher Education Supplement

  • 2.1
  • 1355
  • English
  • 13 August 2018
  • Hardcover
  • 328 pages
  • 9780801430954
  • Land of Women: Tales of Sex and Gender from Early Ireland
  • Lisa M. Bitel

10 thoughts on “Land of Women: Tales of Sex and Gender from Early Ireland

  1. Lanea says:

    When I buy a book with a big old S le na Gig on the cover, I expect to like it Not so much this time around It had its good parts, but it also has some big problems First, there s a problem with the title It should be medieval Ireland Early Ireland, to me at least, implies pre Medieval Secondly, the author did a good amount of research in the Vitae, medieval legal tracts like Cain Adomnain, and some mythology But oh, what a mistake she made in interpreting the myths Frankly, she made a blunder that most Freshman students would make just once, and then they would be so ridiculed by any prof worth even a teaspoon of salt that they would never make it again.Let me make this clear There is almost always a huge span of time between when a myth, saga, or epic is composed and when it is transcribed Huge Hundreds of years Imagine how much any society changes in hundreds of years Sadly, Bitel conflates the Ireland of the T in B C ailnge and the Ireland of monks in the scriptorium copying the T in B C ailn...

  2. Siria says:

    There are aspects of this that I would quibble with, and some of her stylistic choices drove me batty why she insisted on contracting the place name Cluain Mhic Nois to Cluain is a mystery, especially given the predominance of places either called Cluain, or which have Cluain as a prefix , but overall it s really an okay example of scholarship in what is still an emerging field I like how she uses literary representations of gender roles to dissect gender ideologies, and how she takes a common sense and to my mind, correct approach as to the relative rights and freedoms which Gaelic women enjoyed in early medieval Ireland Her lack of precision is frustrating, though there s a lack of a chronological sense to some parts...

  3. Deb Lavelle says:

    Bitel teaches history at USC Great scholarship not for the faint of heart or new agey types.

  4. Maya says:

    In the preface of the book the author tells us the time period she will be covering, which is early medieval Ireland, and the goal of the book, which is to sketch the gender system of the early medieval Irish Society For her sources the author uses hard data about the land, then looks at poems, mythology, law tracts, and folklore The author looks at the size and distribution of Ireland s population in the early medieval period and the general situation of women described in material terms and in the traditional historical terms of their legal situation Then she describes the men who wrote the women s stories and the nature of their texts Only then does she start to look at the documents in which the women of Ireland are buried.This book is, in my opinion, to be taken as the first step in a subject that so far has not been explored fully It talks about a specific period, Early Medieval Ireland, and it does so in a very general but flowing manor I would like to see further study on the matter, and hopefully a expanded one Lisa Bitel is an Associate Professor of History and Women s Studies in the University of Kansas so she knows the period she is talking about ...

  5. Finn Longman says:

    This was an interesting read which contradicted some of the other scholarship I ve read on the subject and developed some other parts it gave me millions of world building ideas for something I m working on, though And I think it helps to understand the context of the stories I m studying.

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