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A companion to Marie de France

Author: Logan E Whalen
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Brill's companions to the Christian tradition, v. 27.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After nearly eight centuries and much research and writing on Marie de France, the only biographical information we know about her, with any degree of certainty, is that she was from France and wrote for the Anglo-Angevin court of Henry II. Yet Marie de France remains today one of the most prominent literary voices of the end of the 12th century and was the first woman of letters to write in French. The chapters in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Marie, de France; Marie, de France; Marie, de France; Marie, de France.; Marie (de France)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Logan E Whalen
ISBN: 9789004202177 900420217X
OCLC Number: 700205675
Description: xiv, 335 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The prologues and the epilogues of Marie de France / Logan E. Whalen. --
Marie de France and the learned tradition / Emanuel J. Mickel, Jr. --
The wound, the knot, and the book: Marie de France and literary traditions of love in the Lais / Roberta L. Krueger. --
Literacy and socio-cultural aspects of the Lais of Marie de France / Judith Rice Rothschild. --
Marie de France and the anonymous lays / Glyn S. Burgess. --
Speaking through animals in Marie de France's Lais and Fables / Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner. --
Marie de France and the Fable tradition / Charles Brucker. --
The Fables of Marie de France and the mirror of princes / Charles Brucker. --
Gendered sanctity in Marie de France's L'Espurgatoire seint Patriz and La Vie seinte Audree / June Hall McCash. --
Marie de France Translatrix II: La vie seinte Audree / Rupert T. Pickens. --
The manuscripts of Marie de France / Keith Busby.
Series Title: Brill's companions to the Christian tradition, v. 27.
Responsibility: edited by Logan E. Whalen.

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Presenting traditional views alongside new critical approaches, the chapters in this book present fresh perspectives on the poetics of the 12th-century author, Marie de France, the first woman of  Read more...

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`'These provocative articles add a rich new fare to the ongoing debate as to what can be known about Marie de France and her writings''James H. Dahlinger, Le Moyne College. In: Sixteenth Century Read more...

 
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