Gender in Debate from the Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance

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Thelma Fenster, Clare A. Lees
Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 20, 2002 - History - 292 pages
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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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Thelma Fenster is Professor of French and Medieval Studies at Fordham University. She has published editions and translations of Christine de Pizanís narrative poetry.

Clare A. Lees is Professor of Medieval Literature and the History of Language at Kingís College London.

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