Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5514
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Drake , Graham N.
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  • Title: Not Safe Even in Their Own Castles: Reading Domestic Violence Against Children in Four Middle English Romances [The author argues that the physical abuse, danger in homes, abusive foster guardians, and forced marriages experienced by the children in these romances served to evoke pathos. Readers among the gentry and urban middle class were anxious about violence and insecurity but in these romances the children usually triumphed over extreme difficulties with a happy ending. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Domestic Violence in Medieval Texts.  Edited by Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, and Merrall Llewelyn Price.  University Press of Florida, 2002.  Pages 139 - 163.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Athelston, Middle English Romance Bevis of Hampton, Middle English Romance Children in Literature Havelok the Dane, Middle English Poem Home in Literature King Horn, Middle English Romance Literature- Verse Marriage- Forced in Literature Pathos Romance, L
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: State University of New, Geneseo
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0813024420
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