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Bodytalk: When Women Speak in Old French Literature

E. Jane Burns - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 277 pages
In Bodytalk, E. Jane Burns contends that female protagonists in medieval texts authored by men can be heard to talk back against the stereotyped and codified roles that their ...
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From Virile Woman to WomanChrist: Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature

Barbara Newman - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 355 pages
Why did hagiographers of the late Middle Ages praise mothers for abandoning small children? How did a group of female mystics come to define themselves as "apostles to the dead ...
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God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages

Barbara Newman - History - 2005 - 464 pages
Contrary to popular belief, the medieval religious imagination did not restrict itself to masculine images of God but envisaged the divine in multiple forms. In fact, the God ...
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Versions of Virginity in Late Medieval England

Sarah Salih - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 278 pages
Medieval virginity theory explored through study of martyrs, nuns and Margery Kempe.
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The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men

Lucrezia Marinella - Social Science - 2007 - 227 pages
A gifted poet, a women's rights activist, and an expert on moral and natural philosophy, Lucrezia Marinella (1571-1653) was known throughout Italy as the leading female ...
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Poems and Selected Letters

Veronica Franco - Poetry - 2007 - 326 pages
Veronica Franco (whose life is featured in the motion picture Dangerous Beauty) was a sixteenth-century Venetian beauty, poet, and protofeminist. This collection captures the ...
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