Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4155
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Innes-Parker , Catherine.
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  • Title: The "Homicidal Women" Stories in the "Roman de Thèbes," the "Brut Chronicles," and Deschamps's "Ballade 285" [The author summarizes her thesis in this way: "These three phenomena concerning the homicidal-women stories--their participation in the narrow yet strong narrative tradition of women-on-top, their framing in the inaccessible sphere of myth, and their use as a currency of literary prestige--were all coherent with the dominant male ideology and, perhaps more unexpectedly, useful in shaping national politics." (Pages 207-208)].
  • Source: Domestic Violence in Medieval Texts.  Edited by Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, and Merrall Llewelyn Price.  University Press of Florida, 2002.  Pages 205 - 222.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Crime and Criminals in Literature Des Grantz Geanz, Anglo Norman Verse Prologue to Brut Deschamps, Eustache, Poet- Ballade 285 Literature- Prose Literature- Verse Murder in Literature Resistance in Literature Roman de Thebes, Prose Romance Violence in Lit
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Author's Affiliation: Memorial University of Newfoundland
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0813024420
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