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1. Introduction–Ann Marie Rasmussen
2. From “Diseases of Women” to “Secrets of Women”: The Transformation of Gynecological Literature in the Later Middle Ages–Monica Green
3. Female Sodomy: The Trial of Katherina Hetzeldorfer (1477)–Helmut Puff
4. “Whether man or woman”: Gender Inclusivity in the Town Ordinances of Medieval Douai–Ellen E. Kittell and Kurt Queller
5. First Words and Second Thoughts: Margaret Cavendish, Humphrey Moseley, and “the Book”–Randall Ingram
6. Anglo-Ottoman Relations and the Image of the Turk in Tamburlaine–Jonathan Burton
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This special issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies examines the connections between secrecy, domesticity, subjectivity, and gender. The issue considers a variety of different sources and contexts, from gossip to the confessional, and from gynecological texts to court records. One article considers the trial and execution of a woman charged with "female sodomy," and another analyses the linguistic dyads that helped define gender roles and norms. Finding that ideas about secrecy and privacy are inextricably linked to notions of gender, the articles collected here tackle the intricacies surrounding social, intellectual, sexual, literary modes of inclusion and exclusion.
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