Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 15685
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jones , Nancy A.
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  • Title: The Daughter's Text and the Thread of Lineage in the Old French "Philomena"
  • Source: Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.  Edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M. Rose.  The New Middle Ages Series. Palgrave, 2001.  Pages 161 - 187.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Courtly Literature Literature- Verse Marriage in Literature Ovid, Ancient Poet Philomena, Old French Poem Rape in Literature Sources Women's Status in Literature
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Abstract: This essay shows how the Old French "Philomena" reveals debates about the status of women in medieval aristocratic households and the role courtly literature plays in aestheticizing sexual violence. [Reproduced by permission of Palgrave].
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312236484