Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4070
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bodden , M. C.
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  • Title: Chaucer's "Clerk's Tale": Interrogating "Virtue" through Violence [The author argues that the tale of Griselda should not be read as an allegory of humanity's relationship to God but as Chaucer's critique of hagiography's docile, virtuous heroines. Bodden cites the Envoy as clear evidence of Chaucer's condemnation of violence and in particular the torture of women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: A Great Effusion of Blood? Interpreting Medieval Violence.  Edited by Mark D. Meyerson, Daniel Thiery, and Oren Falk.  University of Toronto Press, 2004.  Pages 216 - 240.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales- Clerk's Tale Griselda (Literary Figure) Hagiography Literature- Verse Pain and Suffering in Literature Violence in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Marquette University
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802087744
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