Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7495
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Arden , Heather M.
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  • Title: Grief, Widowhood, and Women's Sexuality in Medieval French Literature [The author observes that widows in medieval French literature are often represented as the most lecherous of women, and argues that the texts in effect cautioned men to keep their wives under close watch. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Upon My Husband's Death: Widows in the Literature and Histories of Medieval Europe.  Edited by Louise MirrerStudies in Medieval and Early Modern Civilization.  University of Michigan Press, 1992.  Pages 305 - 319.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chretien de Troyes, Poet- Yvain Fabliaux, Literary Genre Literature- Verse Mourning in Literature Sexuality in Literature Widow of Ephesus (Literary Motif) Widows in Literature
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: General
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Cincinnati
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0472102575