Brides and Doom: Gender, Property, and Power in Medieval German Women's Epic

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994 - Social Science - 290 pages
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Subtitled `Gender, property and power in medieval German women's epic', this book examines the medieval German texts Nibelungenlied , Diu Klage , and Kudrun . Frakes shows that `there is a complex and pervasive texture of issues of propert, gender, class, power and political authority, all of which enable these narratives to be read not merely as highly charged political texts, but also as texts that themselves signal that complex contemporary problems may not be resolved by simple fiat '.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Conventions
17
Women Property and Power
47
Copyright

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Jean Baumgarten is Directeur de Recherche (CNRS), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre des Hautes Etudes Juives, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Jerold C. Frakes is Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Southern California.

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