Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6903
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Phillips , Kim M.
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  • Title: Bodily Walls, Windows, and Doors: The Politics of Gesture in Late Fifteenth-Century English Books for Women [the author analyzes three romances in manuscript, a printed romance, and the courtesy text, "Book of the Knight of the Tower"; she argues that the manuscript texts are more concerned with social status than the policing of relations between women and men and harken back to the glory days of courtly life, while the printed texts appeal to a wider audience, especially the bourgeois, and concentrate on sexual respectability].
  • 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 185 - 198.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Blanchardyn and Eglantine, Middle English Verse Romance Caxton, William, Printer and Author- Book of the Knight of the Tower Gaze Generydes, Middle English Verse Romance Gentry Women Gesture Handbooks Human Behavior Literature- Prose Literature- Verse Mer
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
  • Related Resources: Kim Phillips compares the advice given in late fifteenth century English printed texts about matters such as posture, gaze, greetings etc. with behavior depicted in three manuscript romances of the same period. She finds that the romances tend to be conse
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Auckland
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2503509797
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