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  • Record Number: 13712
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Whitehead , Christiania.
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  • Title: A Fortress and a Shield: The Representation of the Virgin in the "Château d'amour" of Robert Grosseteste
  • Source: Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England.  Edited by Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead.  University of Toronto Press, 2000.  Pages 109 - 132.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Anglo- Norman Literature Architecture, Image of Castles, Image of Literature- Verse Mary, Virgin, Saint- Cult Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln- Chateau d'Amour Theology Virginity
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
  • Related Resources: A Fortress and a Shield: The Representation of the Virgin in the Chateau d'amour of Robert Grosseteste by Christiania Whitehead does an excellent job of articulating the conflicting metaphors -- appreciative, castle-like, quasi-divine, regal, judicial --
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802035175
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