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Lady Godiva : a literary history of the legend

Author: Daniel Donoghue
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Posterity remembers Lady Godiva for her naked horseback ride through the city of Coventry, but that is only part of her story. This book investigates who Lady Godiva really was and traces the evolution of the Godiva legend from its first appearance in the thirteenth century through to the present day." "Two recurring themes to emerge from the many retellings and reinterpretations of the legend are voyeurism and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Godiva, Lady; Godiva, Lady; Godiva, Lady
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Donoghue
ISBN: 140510046X 9781405100465 1405100478 9781405100472
OCLC Number: 123325255
Description: x, 159 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Daniel Donoghue.

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"Posterity remembers Lady Godiva for her naked horseback ride through the city of Coventry, but that is only part of her story. This book investigates who Lady Godiva really was and traces the evolution of the Godiva legend from its first appearance in the thirteenth century through to the present day." "Two recurring themes to emerge from the many retellings and reinterpretations of the legend are voyeurism and medievalism - the projection of contemporary desires back onto the Middle Ages. These form touchstones for discussion in each chapter. The book proceeds in chronological order, each chapter exploring an aspect of the legend which carried special significance for the period in question." "By combining history, literature, art and folklore, this book makes a memorable contribution to our understanding of cultural history, medievalism, and the history of sexuality."--Jacket.

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