Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9615
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Green , Richard Firth.
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  • Title: An Analogue to the "Marital Dilemma" in the Wife of Bath's Tale [The problem facing the husband at the end of this poem (the choice between an old and faithful wife or a beautiful and potentially fickle one) has an analogue in a later French poem, "Les deux maris et leurs deux femmes." The French poem derives the marital problem from the tradition of Latin rhetoric and debate. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: English Language Notes 28, 4 (June 1991): Pages 9 - 12.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet - Canterbury Tales - Wife of Bath's Tale Debate, Literary Genre Literature - Verse Marriage in Literature Rhetoric Riddles, Literary Genre Sources Wife of Bath (Literary Figure) Wives in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Western Ontario
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00138282
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