Encloistered and Profane Masculinities: Comparative Research into the Evolution and Perception of High Medieval Ideals of Manhood (Late Eleventh-Early Fourteenth Centuries)

01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Theology and religious studies
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
comparative analysis high middle ages masculinity low countries French Latin Dutch Middle Ages Comparative Language and text analysis Western Europe Religion Literary studies Gender History
Project description

This project proposes a diachronic comparative research, based on a varied corpus of narratives and treatises, into the establishment, evolution and effectiveness of medieval ideals of masculinity in monastic and profane circles in the Low Countries. It takes into consideration the period between the second half of the 11th and the beginning of the 14th centuries.