Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

gender history

A Woman as a Personality, Ruler and a Wife in «The Legend of Good Women» by G. Chaucer (Hypsipyla and Medea)

The article is devoted to the problem for studying some questions of the actual gender history, such as the peculiarity of the woman’s description and her behavior inside the public and private life on the basis of the material of G. Chaucer’s (English poet of the XIV’th century) poem, which «The Legend of good women» is. Today this source is weakly studied in the Russian historiography. A woman is described in three points of view: as a personality, a ruler and a wife.

Women’s Social Nets of Influence: Noble Women’s Relationship in England in the First Half of XVI Century

This article is devoted to the phenomenon of so called “women’s social nets of influence”, which is connected with “women’s power”. On the basis of lady Lisle’s letters the author tried to study the informal influence of an English aristocratic woman in the XVI century and show that the most effective methods were private correspondence, presenting gifts and giving alternative favours.

Gender Behavior of the English Nobility by G. Chaucer (Based on «The Legend of the Good Women»)

The article is devoted to the problem for studying a perception of gender behavior in the noble society by Geoffrey Chaucer, who was the prominent English poet of the XIV century. The author studies sexes’ interrelations in the aristocratic society through Chaucer’s coloured descriptions and estimations of the main characters in the poem, who were the famous heroes (both women and men) of the ancient mythology, also including their marriage behavior.

Countess A. D. Bludova and her Memoirs

The article is devoted to the study of the biography and the political outlook of Countess A. D. Bludova, who took an active part in public life of Russia in the XIX century. The basis of the article is the analysis of A. D. Bludova' s notes and memoirs. The author formulates a conclusion concerning the place of the political events of European history at the turn of the 1820–1830s in the folding and evolution of features of A. D. Bludova’s political outlook.