Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4293
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Collette , Carolyn P.
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  • Title: Chaucer and the French Tradition Revisited: Philippe de Mézières and the Good Wife ["Philippe de Mézières' book on marriage and good wives shows that even before Christine de Pizan, an exact contemporary of Chaucer's dealt with the idea of marriage and the good woman in terms and stories that indicated the public nature of the marriage bond, and, within that bond, the power of women to stabilize and destabilize elements of society through virtue and through uncontrolled will." (Page 167)].
  • Source: Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts in Late Medieval Britain. Essays for Felicity Riddy.  Edited by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Rosalynn Voaden, Arlyn Diamond, Ann Hutchison, Carol M. Meale, and Lesley JohnsonMedieval Women: Texts and Contexts.  Brepols, 2000.  Pages 151 - 168.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales Griselda (Literary Figure) Handbooks Marriage in Literature Morality in Literature Philippe de MŽzires, Author- Livre de la Vertu du S‡crement de Mariage et du Reconfort des Dames MariŽes Prudence Sources Wives in
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 14
  • Related Resources: Carolyn Collette looks at the work of Phillipe de Mezieres, a contemporary of Chaucer. Although writing before Christine de Pizan, de Mezieres' stories, like Christine's, emphasize the public nature of the marriage bond, and the power of women within that
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  • Author's Affiliation: Mount Holyoke College
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2503509797
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