Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1732
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Vitullo , Juliann
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  • Title: Contained Conlict: Wild Men and Warrior Women in the Early Italian Epic [The author explores the figure of the Amazon in several Italian epics including "L'Aspramonte" and "Cantare d'Aspramonte" and the epics concerning Rinaldo da Montalbano. The author argues that the Italian epic writers figured Amazons and wild men as the Other (frequently literally for the women since they were often identified as Saracens) who were ultimately defeated by noble knights. The author argues that this theme was connected to social anxieties since the Italian elites needed to reiterate their superiority over all other social groups because they no longer performed the role of mounted knights. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Annali d'Italianistica 12, ( 1994): Pages 39 - 59.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Amazons Epic, Literary Genre Gender in Literature Literature- Prose Literature- Verse Saracens in Literature Sources Warfare and Warriors in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Arizona State University
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 07417527
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