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Who should use this database?
Those looking for information about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
What kinds of materials are referenced in the database?
Journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books. Over 400 journals are indexed in addition to essay collections. The geographic area covered is Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East as well as areas in which Europeans travelled. Subject coverage for gender and sexuality means that articles on masculinity and male homosexuality are included. Publications in English, French, German, and Spanish have been indexed since the project began in 1996. Materials in Italian began to be included in the database in May 2001.
What years does the database cover?
The time period covered is 450 C.E. to 1500 C.E. with Russia extending to 1613, the beginning of the Romanov dynasty, because the sixteenth century is still medieval in social and political terms.