Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9173
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Udry , Susan.
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  • Title: Robert de Blois and Geoffroy de la Tour Landry on Feminine Beauty: Two Late Medieval French Conduct Books for Women [The author argues that Robert de Blois and the Chevalier de la Tour Landry conceive of feminine beauty in very different ways. For Robert his chief concern is women's sociability and the ways to promote social interactions between members of varied classes. On the other hand the Chevalier is concerned that his daughters make good marriages and carry on his lineage. He warns his daughters that artificial beauty in the form of fashion and cosmetics only distorts the beauty that comes from God. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source URL: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 90-102. Link Info target = '_blank'>Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 90-102. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Beauty Handbooks Human Behavior Landry, Chevalier de la Tour, Author Literature- Verse Robert de Blois, Poet- Chastoiement des Dames Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of St. Francis
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10432213
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