Gender in Debate from the Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance
Thelma Fenster, Clare A. Lees
Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 20, 2002 - History - 292 pages
This collection takes the view that authors like Chaucer and Christine de Pizan, often presented as unique, iconic promoters of a debate thought to have occurred primarily in England and France in the late medieval years, should in reality be considered participants in a larger conversation that served diverse political, social, and economic interests and took varied, culturally-determined forms; that greater frame and its contents are the emphasis of this volume. By exploring previously ignored areas, many present fresh material and produce reconceptualizations that use new methodologies.
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