Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4194
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Roberts , Ann.
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  • Title: Helpful Widows, Virgins in Distress: Women's Friendship in French Romance of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
  • Source: Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl.  St. Martin's Press, 1999.  Pages 25 - 47.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Charity in Literature Friendship in Literature Romance, Literary Genre Virginity in Literature Widows in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13- 14
  • Related Resources: In Helpful Widows, Virgins in Distress," Anna Roberts explores the relationship between widows and virgins in French vernacular romances of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Roberts probes the social nature of widowhood by expanding the term "widow
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  • Author's Affiliation: Miami University, Ohio
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312211368
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