Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9944
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schotter , Anne Howland.
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  • Title: Rape in the Medieval Latin Comedies
  • Source: Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.  Edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M. Rose.  The New Middle Ages Series. Palgrave, 2001.  Pages 241 - 253.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Consent Latin Literature Literature- Verse Ovid, Ancient Poet Rape in Literature School Texts Sources
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: Anne Howland Schotter, in "Rape in the Medieval Latin Comedies," shows why rape is such an important theme in Latin comedies written for schools, as it dramatizes the issues of will and consent that preoccupied twelfth-century clerics and canon lawyers su
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  • Illustrations: The twelfth-century Latin "comedies" simultaneously condone rape (reflecting the school culture in which they were used to teach the trivium to young boys) and condemn it (reflecting the new concern for consent among canon lawyers.) [Reproduced by permission of Palgrave].
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  • Author's Affiliation: Wagner College
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312236484
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