Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18026
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Nichols , Stephen G.
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  • Title: Marie de France’s Commonplaces [In her lais, Marie espouses the low culture of oral tradition and Breton folk tales over the literate Latin tradition, which was held in high esteem. The poetic technique of her lais combines classical rhetoric and popular narrative elements (like the use of vernacular and common proverbs). Her innovative use of commonplaces departs from Classical traditions and reforms the attitudes toward women and sexuality expressed in canonical Latin poetry. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source URL: Yale French Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) (1991): 134-148. Special Editions: Style and Values in Medieval Art and Literature.Link Info target = '_blank'>Yale French Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) (1991): 134-148. Special Editions: Style and Values in Medieval Art and Literature.Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Classical Influences Folk Tales Lais, Literary Genre Literature- Verse Marie de France, Poet- Lais Oral Tradition Proverbs Rhetoric Vernacular Language Women Authors
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 12
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00440078
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