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French romance of the later Middle Ages : gender, morality, and desire

Author: Rosalind Brown-Grant
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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This study of a little-known area of French literary history focuses on a group of 16 romances produced in the century from 1390, many commissioned at the court of Burgundy. The text examines how these works represented men in their roles as warriors, lovers, husbands, and fathers, and women as maidens, daughters, wives, and mothers.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Brown-Grant, Rosalind.
French romance of the later Middle Ages.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008027673
(OCoLC)230194728
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalind Brown-Grant
ISBN: 9780191564956 0191564958 9780199554140 0199554145
OCLC Number: 302347160
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 254 pages, [1] leaf of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Reassessing late medieval romance --
'Récits d'armes et/ou d'amour': love, prowess, and chivalric masculinity --
Youthful folly in boys and girls: idyllic romance and the perils of adolescence in Pierre de Provence and Paris et Vienne --
Husbands and wives in marital romance: the trials of male adultery, bigamy, and repudiation --
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 --
Romance in a moralizing culture.
Responsibility: Rosalind Brown-Grant.
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