Do you know what is the best weapon to attack your drinking pal outside of a tavern? A rotting cat, of course! In today’s episode, Allison Bailey, presents her research about the intersection of gender, violence and emotions in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century France.
Allison Bailey is currently a PhD student at the University of Toronto. Her MA thesis, The Construction of Gender through Violence in Medieval France from the Letters of Remission, 1410-1411, can be read from the University of Calgary PRISM Repository. You can follow Allison on Twitter @Canniballison
Allison recommends these two books – Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330, by Hannah Skoda, and De Grace Especial: Crime, État et Société En France À la Fin, by Claude Gauvard.
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Lucie Laumonier is an affiliate assistant professor at Concordia University. Click here to view her Academia.edu page or follow her on Instagram at The French Medievalist. She is also a columnist on Medievalists.net, writing about agriculture and rural life in the Middle Ages.
If you are interested in being a guest of the podcast, you can email Lucie at [email protected].
The music in this podcast is La douce jouvencelle
Top Image: British Library MS Royal 2 B VII f. 188r