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The Power of Women : A "Topos" in Medieval Art and Literature

Author: Susan L Smith
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016] ©1995
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Susan Smith's comprehensive study of the Power of Women topos in written texts and in art emphasizes the critical phase of its development from the late twelfth to the end of the fourteenth century. During this period, she argues, traditional employment of the topos exclusively to condemn women and justify male authority underwent a dramatic shift.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Illustrated works
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan L Smith
ISBN: 9781512809404 1512809403
OCLC Number: 979747791
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource : 49 illus.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction: The Power of Women and the Rhetoric of Example --
2. "Thise Olde Ensamples Ought I-Nowgh Suffice" --
3. Tales of the Mounted Aristotle --
4. "Body It Forth": The Mounted Aristotle as Visual Example --
5. The Power of Women Topos in Fourteenth-Century Visual Art --
6. Conclusion: The Topos in the Fifteenth Century and Beyond --
List of Abbreviations --
Notes --
Works Cited --
Index --
Backmatter
Responsibility: Susan L. Smith.

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