Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1669
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Tolhurst , Fiona.
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  • Title: What Ever Happened to Eleanor? Reflections of Eleanor of Aquitaine in Wace's "Roman de Brut" and Lawman's "Brut"
  • Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi ParsonsThe New Middle Ages.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 319 - 336.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Arthurian Literature Chronicles Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Guenevere Historiography Layamon, Poet- Brut Literature- Verse Wace, Poet- Roman de Brut Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12-13
  • Related Resources: Fiona Tolhurst contrasts two portrayals of Guenevere to trace out the declining reputation of EA in Chapter 15 "What Ever Happened to EA? Reflections of EA in Wace's 'Roman de Brut'‰ and Lawman's 'Brut.' " According to Tolhurst, Wace's "Roman de Brut" dep
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  • Abstract: The drastic shift in the portrayal of Queen Guenevere as Lawman transforms Wace's version of the Arthurian legend is most likely the result of the decline in Eleanor of Aquitaine's reputation in annals and chronicle histories at the turn of the thirteenth century. [Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
  • Author's Affiliation: Alfred University
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312295820
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