Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 10427
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ciggaar , Krijnie.
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  • Title: Encore une fois Chrétien de Troyes et la "matière byzantine": La révolution des femmes au palais de Constantinople
  • Source: Cahiers de Civilization Médiévale 38, 3 (Juillet-Sept. 1995): Pages 267 - 274.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Chretien de Troyes, Poet- Cliges Literature- Verse Sources Zoe, Byzantine Empress
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean;France
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Abstract: In Chrétien de Troyes' "Cligès" the empress Fénice, who was examined and tortured by the doctors of Salerno, escaped an untimely death by a women's revolution. In Western history such a revolution is not known. The author suggests a connection with the Byzantine world. In 1042 the exiled empress Zoe returned to Constantinople thanks to a revolution in which women played a major role. Western literary and intellectual circles in Constantinople, in Antioch and probably in France as well had access to a report of these events thanks to the Latin translation of a Greek chronicle. [Reproduced by permission of the Centre d'Études Superiéures de Civilisation Médiévale.]
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00079731
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