Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4473
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  • Title: Tempering Scandal: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Benoit de Sainte-Maure's "Roman de Troie"
  • Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi ParsonsThe New Middle Ages.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 301 - 317.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Benoit de Sainte-Maure, Poet- Roman de Troie Briseida (Literary Figure) Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Helena (Literary Figure) Literature- Verse Queens Trojan War in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: Tamara O'Callaghan in "Tempering Scandal: EA and Ben™it de Sainte-Maure's 'Roman de Troie,' " maintains that this work may have made an appeal to EA through its characterization of Briseida, a faithless wife, as a foil for the love of Helen and Paris. Unl
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  • Abstract: Since Eleanor of Aquitaine is likely to read his work, Benoit's creation of Briseida and portrayal of Helen of Troy are attempts to praise Eleanor and avoid her wrath. [Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312295820
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