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  • Record Number: 2474
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Pappano , Margaret Aziza.
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  • Title: Marie de France, Aliénor d'Aquitaine, and the Alien Queen
  • Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi ParsonsThe New Middle Ages.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 337 - 367.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Arthurian Literature Chronicles Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Guenevere, Queen (Literary Figure) Literature- Verse Marie de France, Poet- Lais- Lanval Queens Queens in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: In Chapter 16, "Marie de France, AliŽnor of Aquitaine, and the Alien Queen," Margaret Aziza Pappano argues that Marie de France's "Lanval" represented EA in what may be the only female-authored contemporary source. The lai of Lanval, Pappano argues, actua
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  • Abstract: This chapter argues for an historical connection between Eleanor of Aquitaine and the woman poet Marie de France. By contextualizing Marie's lay of "Lanval" within contemporary chronicle accounts of Eleanor's life, it proposes that Marie offers an alternative conceptualization of the dilemma of feminine sovereign desire and provides insight into a female understanding of Eleanor's position as distincet from that of male clerical chroniclers. [Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
  • Author's Affiliation: Columbia University
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312295820
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