Courtly Love Undressed : Reading Through Clothes in Medieval French Culture
In the later Middle Ages clothing was used to mark religious, military, and chivalric orders; Jane Burns explores the representation of this material culture in the literary texts and other documents that imagine various functions for elite clothing in twelfth- and thirteenth-century France.
eBook, English, 2014
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., Philadelphia, 2014
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource (336 pages)
Cover; Contents; Introduction: The Damsel's Sleeve: Reading Through Clothes in Courtly Love; Part I: Clothing Courtly Bodies; 1 Fortune's Gown: Material Extravagance and the Opulence of Love; Part II: Reconfiguring Desire: The Poetics of Touch; 2 Amorous Attire: Dressing Up for Love; 3 Love's Stitches Undone: Women's Work in the chanson de toile; Part III: Denaturalizing Sex: Women and Men on a Gendered Sartorial Continuum; 4 Robes, Armor, and Skin; 5 From Woman's Nature to Nature's Dress; Part IV: Expanding Courtly Space Through Eastern Riches. 6 Saracen Silk: Dolls, Idols, and Courtly Ladies7 Golden Spurs: Love in the Eastern World of Floire et Blancheflor; Coda: Marie de Champagne and the Matière of Courtly Love; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Acknowledgments