Meek (Christine) (ed.), Simms (Katharine) (ed.): ‘The fragility of her sex’?: medieval Irishwomen in their European context / edited by Christine Meek and Katharine Simms.
Blackrock, Co. Dublin: Four Courts, 1996. 208 pp.
Rev. by
Marie-Thérèse Brouland, in ÉtC 34 (1998-2000), pp. 336-339.
A. J. Hughes, in SAM 17/1 (1996-1997), p. 256.
Elva Johnston, in Peritia 11 (1997), pp. 431-434.


Jaski (Bart): Marriage laws in Ireland and on the continent in the early Middle Ages.
In The fragility of her sex (1996), pp. 16–42.

Clancy (Thomas Owen): Women poets in early medieval Ireland: stating the case.
In The fragility of her sex (1996), pp. 43–72.

Neville (Grace): Short shrouds and sharp shrews: echoes of Jacques de Vitry in the dánta grádha.
In The fragility of her sex (1996), pp. 87–100.
Compares the French (Vitry) and Irish (Dánta gr.2 nº 83 [pp. 108-111], lines 9-60.) versions of the exemplum of the woman who refuses to provide an adequate shroud for her dying husband.