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  • Record Number: 22797
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Zatta , Jane Dick
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  • Title: Gender, Love, and Sex as Political Theory? Romance in Geffrei Gaimar's Anglo-Norman Chronicle [The author examines three episodes in Gaimar's "Estoire," Haveloc and his wife Argentille, the rape of Buern Bucecarle's wife by the king, and the love of King Edgar for Elftroed despite the betrayal by his vassal. In each case Gaimar draws parallels between erotic love and the loyalty, affection, and mutual consent of feudal relations. Gaimar establishes a secular and aristocratic ethos in contrast to the differing viewpoints in texts sponsored by royal and ecclesiastical patrons. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Mediaevalia 21, 2 ( 1997): Pages 249 - 280.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Anglo- Norman Literature Chronicles Feudalism in Literature Geoffrey Gaimar, Poet- Estoire des Engleis Literature- Verse Love in Literature Politics in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 12
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
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