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Brown-Grant Rosalind (EN). 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 thegender ideology of texts from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Whilst French romances of the 12th and 13th centuries enjoy a privileged place in the literary history of France, romances from the later middle ages have been neglected by modern scholars. In particular, although this genre has been seen as providing a forum within which contemporary ideas about masculine and feminine roles were debated, little work has been done on the gender ideology of 14th- and 15th-century texts.

Rosalind Brown-Grant. 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.

Автор: Brown-Grant, Rosalind Название: French Romance of the Later Middle Ages Издательство: Oxford Academ .

Marriages in England in the later middle ages were often under the control of the parties to the marriage, whereas those in northern France and southern Netherlands were often under the control of the parties’ families and social superiors.

French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008) more. by Rosalind Brown-Grant. Translation of Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies (Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics, 1999 more. In particular, the bonds between knights who are also brothers are examined in various texts of the period, such as the Burgundian prose reworking of Florence de Rome, in which the brothers Esmeré and Milon, two young knights from Hungary, vie with each other for the hand of the eponymous heroine.

French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire. Rosalind Brown-Grant. Whilst French romances of the 12th and 13th centuries enjoy a privileged place in the literary history of France, romances from the later middle ages have been neglected by modern scholars

Rosalind Brown-Grant. Whilst French romances of the 12th and 13th centuries enjoy a privileged place in the literary history of France, romances from the later middle ages have been neglected by modern scholars. This book's aims is to fill this gap in the scholarship by analysing how the views of gender found in earlier romances were reshaped in the.

French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire (Oxford: Oxford University Press .

French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008). Christine de Pizan and the Moral Defence of Women: Reading beyond Gender (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

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While 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 analyzing 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. In order to explore these topics, this book discusses sixteen historico-realist prose romances written in the century from 1390, many of which were commissioned at the court of Burgundy. It addresses key issues in recent studies of gender in medieval culture including the construction of chivalric masculinity, the representation of adolescent desire, and the social and sexual roles of husbands and wives. In addition to offering close readings of these texts, it shows how the romances of the period were informed by ideas about gender which circulated in contemporary works such as manuals of chivalry, moral treatises, and marriage sermons. It thus aims not only to provide the first in-depth study of this little-known area of French literary history, but also to question the critical consensus on the role of gender in medieval romance that has arisen from an exclusive focus on earlier works in the genre.
French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Rosalind Brown-Grant
ISBN: 0199554145
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 15, 2009)
Pages: 304 pages