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The Resource French romance of the later Middle Ages : gender, morality, and desire, Rosalind Brown-Grant

French romance of the later Middle Ages : gender, morality, and desire, Rosalind Brown-Grant

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French romance of the later Middle Ages : gender, morality, and desire
Title
French romance of the later Middle Ages
Title remainder
gender, morality, and desire
Statement of responsibility
Rosalind Brown-Grant
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Whilst French romances of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries have long enjoyed a privileged place in the literary history of France, romances from the later middle ages have been largely neglected by modern scholars, despite their central role in the chivalric culture of the day. In particular, although this genre has been seen as providing a forum within which ideas about masculine and feminine roles were debated and prescribed, little work has been done on the gender ideology of texts from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. This study seeks to fill this gap in the scholarship by analysing how the views of gender found in earlier romances were reassessed and reshaped in the texts produced in the moralizing intellectual environment of the later medieval period. This book will be of interest not only to students and scholars of medieval French literature but also to students and specialists of other medieval European languages, as well as to medieval historians, and those working in gender studies."--BOOK JACKET
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Brown-Grant, Rosalind
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • French literature
  • Romances
  • Sex role in literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • Desire in literature
Label
French romance of the later Middle Ages : gender, morality, and desire, Rosalind Brown-Grant
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-245) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • Reassessing Late Medieval Romance.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • 'Recits d'Armes et/ou d'Amour': Love, Prowess, and Chivalric Masculinity.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Youthful Folly in Boys and Girls: Idyllic Romance and the Perils of Adolescence in Pierre de Provence and Paris et Vienne.
  • p. 79
  • 3.
  • Husbands and Wives in Marital Romance: The Trials of Male Adultery, Bigamy, and Repudiation.
  • p. 129
  • 4.
  • Incestuous Desire versus Marital Love: Rewriting the Tale of the 'Maiden without Hands' in Versions of the Manekine and the Roman du Comte d'Anjou.
  • p. 179
  • Conclusion.
  • Romance in a Moralizing Culture.
  • p. 215
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 219
  • Index.
  • p. 247
Control code
ocn230194728
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 254 p., [1] leaf of plates
Isbn
9780199554140
Lccn
2008027673
Other physical details
ill.
Label
French romance of the later Middle Ages : gender, morality, and desire, Rosalind Brown-Grant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-245) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • Reassessing Late Medieval Romance.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • 'Recits d'Armes et/ou d'Amour': Love, Prowess, and Chivalric Masculinity.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Youthful Folly in Boys and Girls: Idyllic Romance and the Perils of Adolescence in Pierre de Provence and Paris et Vienne.
  • p. 79
  • 3.
  • Husbands and Wives in Marital Romance: The Trials of Male Adultery, Bigamy, and Repudiation.
  • p. 129
  • 4.
  • Incestuous Desire versus Marital Love: Rewriting the Tale of the 'Maiden without Hands' in Versions of the Manekine and the Roman du Comte d'Anjou.
  • p. 179
  • Conclusion.
  • Romance in a Moralizing Culture.
  • p. 215
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 219
  • Index.
  • p. 247
Control code
ocn230194728
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 254 p., [1] leaf of plates
Isbn
9780199554140
Lccn
2008027673
Other physical details
ill.

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