Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 19081
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Campbell , Kimberlee A.
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  • Title: Sexual Behavior and Social Consequences in the Old French "Chanson de geste" [The author argues that sexuality in French epics is generally subordinated to concerns of lineage and social order. Young women sometimes express sexual desire and even take the initiative, but it is up to the male characters to determine what will happen. Frequently the hero demonstrates sexual restraint and is rewarded later with marriage to the young girl who turns out to be a king's daughter. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: L' Épopée romane au moyen âge et aux temps modernes: Actes du XIVe Congrès International de la Société Rencesvals pour l' étude des épopées romanes: Naples, 24-30 juillet 1997. 2 volumes.  Edited by Salvatore Luongo.  Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, 2001.  Pages 199 - 211.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Adultery in Literature Chansons de Geste, Literary Genre Literature- Verse Male Sexuality in Literature Sexuality in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8883380185
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