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dc.contributor.advisorLaumonier, Lucie
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Allison Tracy Maria
dc.date2018-11
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-04T14:28:14Z
dc.date.available2018-09-04T14:28:14Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-27
dc.identifier.citationBailey, A. T. M. (2018). The Construction of Gender through Violence in Medieval France from the Letters of Remission, 1410-1411 (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/32866en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/107688
dc.description.abstractViolence was pervasive in medieval society, and as such it was regulated by strong sociocultural norms, as well as judicial and customary laws. Violence, but also its acceptable or justifiable uses, therefore were socially constructed. Gender, like violence, was also strongly controlled and regulated through social norms that dictated how men and women were to behave. Because both violence and gender were socially constructed and regulated they should be studied together. This project seeks to investigate the relationship between violence and the construction and reinforcement of gender identities (masculinity and femininity) in medieval France from the year 1410-1411 based on the letters of remission. The letters of remission were pardons granted by the king in the form of a royal letter, given to supplicants who had committed crimes but could justify their actions. The letters under investigation here were granted to supplicants who sought remission for violent crimes. I will argue that violence was not only used to construct, reinforce, and maintain gender identities, but by seeking and especially being granted pardon on these grounds, these actions were legitimized and therefore perpetuated their social acceptability.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.classificationHistory--Medievalen_US
dc.subject.classificationHistory--Europeanen_US
dc.titleThe Construction of Gender through Violence in Medieval France from the Letters of Remission, 1410-1411
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyArts
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/32866
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.contributor.committeememberJenkins, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.committeememberMichaud, Francine
dc.contributor.committeememberMarshall, David B.
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.