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The Resource Women's power in late medieval romance, Amy N. Vines

Women's power in late medieval romance, Amy N. Vines

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Women's power in late medieval romance
Title
Women's power in late medieval romance
Statement of responsibility
Amy N. Vines
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The cultural and social power of women in the Middle Ages is perhaps hard to trace, with evidence for it scarce. This book argues that medieval romances provide a central, but under-explored, source for and examples of such authority. By reassessing the influence exerted by female characters, in a spectrum that includes both intellectual and chivalric aid and, in some cases, patronage, it considers how they functioned as models of cultural, intellectual, and social authority in medieval literary texts. In addition to examples set by the family connections, socio-political networks, and textual communities in which they lived, this study argues that women also learned methods of influence from the books they read. In texts like 'Troilus and Criseyde' and 'Partonope of Blois', the female reader encounters an explicit demonstration of how a womans̀ intellectual and financial resources can be used. The literary representations of women's cultural power expose a continuum of influence from non-material effects to material sway in the medieval patronage system, an influence often unacknowledged in strictly historical and extra-literary sources. Amy N. Vines is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
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UkCbUP
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Vines, Amy N.
Dewey number
809.133
Index
index present
LC call number
PN682.W6
LC item number
V56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature, Medieval
  • Women in literature
  • Romances
Label
Women's power in late medieval romance, Amy N. Vines
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prophecy as social influence : Cassandra, Anne Neville, and the Corpus Christi manuscript of Troilus and Criseyde -- The science of female power in John Metham's Amoryus and Cleopes -- A women's "crafte" : sexual and chivalric patronage in Partonope of Blois -- Creative revisions : competing figures of the patroness in Thomas Chestre's Sir Launfal
Control code
CR9781846157837
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 169 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846157837
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Women's power in late medieval romance, Amy N. Vines
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prophecy as social influence : Cassandra, Anne Neville, and the Corpus Christi manuscript of Troilus and Criseyde -- The science of female power in John Metham's Amoryus and Cleopes -- A women's "crafte" : sexual and chivalric patronage in Partonope of Blois -- Creative revisions : competing figures of the patroness in Thomas Chestre's Sir Launfal
Control code
CR9781846157837
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 169 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846157837
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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