Richard of Oxford, Crowned woman at mass, Taymouth Hours, 14th c. (Source:: British Library)
The following sources provide overviews of ideas, history and culture important for the study of gender and art in the Middle Ages. They are a quick way to begin getting background information and to identify some current points of debate.
When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.