Roman de Silence

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Michigan State University Press, 1992 - Fiction - 343 pages
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This bilingual edition, a parallel text in Old French and English, is based on a reexamination of the Old French manuscript, and makes Silenceavailable to specialists and students in various fields of literature and women's studies.
†††† The Roman de Silence, an Arthurian romance of the thirteenth century, tells of a girl raised as a boy, equally accomplished as a minstrel and knight, whose final task, the capture of Merlin, leads to her unmasking.

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Review: Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance

User Review  - Amanda Reyes - Goodreads

I'm conflicted because I enjoyed the story very much but the snide comments about women sprinkled throughout the story was really annoying. I wish there was a 3.5 star rating. Read full review

Review: Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance

User Review  - Michael SaharaFrog - Goodreads

Hard to believe this was written over 700 years ago. Very progressive for the thirteenth century. Read full review


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Sarah Roche-Mahdi lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is an editor/translator, long-time rights activist, scholar, and writer.

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