Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3459
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Huttar , Charles A.
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  • Title: Arms and the Man: The Place of Beatrice in Charles Williams’ Romantic Theology [Williams adopts Dantean themes in his twentieth-century novels and Arthurian poetry. In many of his works, female characters inspire epiphanies just as Beatrice inspired Dante (in “Paradiso” and “Vita Nuova”). Williams’ numerous allusions to the arms (or bodies) of beautiful women invoke famous near-divine feminine figures from medieval literature like Isolde and Beatrice. In both the medieval and modern texts, the woman’s physical beauty is the vehicle for the male lover’s transcendent awareness and understanding of God. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studies in Medievalism 3, 3 (Winter 1991): Pages 307 - 343.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Allusion Arthurian Literature Beatrice (Literary Figure) Beauty in Literature Body in Literature Dante Alighieri, Poet Epiphany Isolde (Literary Figure) Literature- Prose Literature- Verse Love in Literature Love- Religious Aspects Medievalism Sexuality S
  • Geographic Area: Italy;British Isles
  • Century: 12, 20
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  • Author's Affiliation: Hope College
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 073871640859913201
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