Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2107
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Matlock , Wendy A.
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  • Title: Marginality as Woman’s Freedom: The Case of Floripe [In Jean Bagnyon’s 1478 prose rendition of “Fierabras” (a twelfth-century poem), Floripe (the sister of Fierabras) is a rare example of a woman who lives an active life. Floripe’s magical, near-divine otherness as a Saracen princess allows her extraordinary scope of action in both the public and domestic spheres. As an outsider to Christian society, she is able to act freely, and even after her marriage to a Christian nobleman she remains in a powerful space between two societies. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 12, ( 1991): Pages 41 - 59.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bagnyon, Jean, Author- Histoire de Charlemagne (Based on the French Chanson de Geste, Fierabras) Literature- Prose Marginality Muslims in Literature Noble Women in Literature Outsiders in Literature Saracens in Literature Women in Active Roles in Literatu
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: California State University, Sacramento
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01958453
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