Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7440
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Cavallero , Daniela.
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  • Title: Alatiel e Zinevra: Il "peso" del silenzio, la leggerezza dei "vestiti" [Alatiel never speaks during her adventures, and her lovers do not speak a language known to her; this can be interpreted as the use of the only language, that of the body, through sex, available to a woman in a world dominated by men; Zinevra assumes male garb, but only for a time, returning to the social restrictions of female dress once she reaches safety].
  • Source: Romance Languages Annual 9, ( 1998): Pages 165 - 170.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Alatiel (Literary Figure) Boccaccio, Giovanni, Author- Decameron II, VII Boccaccio, Giovanni, Author- Decameron II, IX Cross Dressing in Literature Literature- Prose Silence in Literature Women in Literature Zinevra (Literary Figure)
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Chicago
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10500774
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