Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 36739
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Roig , Jaume,
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  • Title: The Mirror of Jaume Roig
  • Source: The Mirror of Jaume Roig: An Edition and an English Translation of MS. Vat. Lat. 4806.Jaume Roig  Edited by Maria Celeste Delgado-LibreroMedieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies.  ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies), 2010.  Pages 65 - 427.
  • Description: The physician Jaume Roig composed this misogynist advice poem in Valencian Catalan. In it he warns men of the many dangers women pose. Instead men should devote themselves to the Virgin Mary thereby ensuring their happiness and health. The Mirror (or Spill in Catalan) is made up of four books. Book One describes the narrator's experiences with women as a young man. Book Two discusses the narrator's three marriages (to a maiden, a Beguine, and a widow) along with additional instances of women's faults, particularly sexual infidelity. In Book Three King Solomon cites Biblical examples of women's faults. In the final book the first narrator, now an old man of 100 years, describes his satisfaction with a life of contemplation.
  • Article Type: Edition; Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Literature- Prose Marriage Misogyny Roig, Jaume, Physician- Spill o Libre de Les Dones (Mirror or Book of Women) Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Poem; Advice poem warning men of the dangers which women pose.
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  • Year of Publication: 2010.
  • Language: Catalan; English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9780866983983
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