Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 705
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bejczy , Istvan and Marie-José Heijkant
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  • Title: Il Prete Gianni el le Amazzoni: Donne in un' utopia medievale (secondo la tradizione Italiana) [classical ideas of Amazons as women inverting the proper social order were included in the "Letter of Prester John;" they were described as living on the fringes of his well-ordered realm, in which women were subordinate childbearers; Amazons were described as a threat to chastity because they saw men only for sexual contact and reproduction; the "Letter of Prester John," however, unlike classical texts, depicts the Amazons as tolerated and difficult to defeat].
  • Source: Neophilologus 79, ( 1995): Pages 439 - 449.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Amazons Letter of Prester John, Italian Translation Mothers in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00282677
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