Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 19086
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Campbell , Kimberlee Anne.
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  • Title: Fighting Back: A Survey of Patterns of Female Aggressiveness in the Old French "chanson de geste" [The author argues that in the "chansons de geste" genre, women are sometimes represented as fighting defensively in order to save a loved one or themselves. Campbell also suggests that a woman's sexual identity diminishes the impact of her aggression. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Charlemagne in the North: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference of the Société Rencesvals Edinburgh 4th to 11th August 1991.  Edited by Philip E. Bennett, Anne Elizabeth Cobby, and Graham A. Runnalls.  Société Rencesvals British Branch, 1993.  Pages 241 - 251.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chansons de Geste, Literary Genre Literature- Verse Saracens in Literature Violence in Literature Warfare and Warriors in Literature Women in Literature
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Year of Publication: 1993.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0951979116