Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8410
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): McCracken , Peggy.
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  • Title: Scandalizing Desire: Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Chroniclers
  • Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi ParsonsThe New Middle Ages.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 247 - 263.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Adultery in Literature Chronicles Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Historiography Literature- Verse Politics Power Queens in Literature Queenship Saladin, Sultan of Egypt, in Literature Sexuality Women in Literatur
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12- 13- 14- 15
  • Related Resources: In "Scandalizing Desire: EA and the Chroniclers," she examines the tales of sexual misconduct and intrigue that gain popularity after EA's lifetime. McCracken contextualizes these salacious tales by reading them as expressions of societal anxiety about th
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  • Abstract: In accounts of Eleanor's adulterous passion for a Muslim sultan, post-twelfth-century chronicles reveal anxieties about gender, sexuality, and sovereignty that continually surfaced in medieval definitions of queenship. [Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Michigan
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312295820
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